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This is a group of fourteen strung ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Kafr Ghattati 2 [K.G.2] tomb 2.1924: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. The old tags on the objects were changed post-field collection to read K.G.5 [as was the "unregistered" card in the office filing cabinets]. However, the tomb card clearly shows that the beads were found in debris over the burial in tomb 2, not 5.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic to Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 0–2, 3100–2649 B.C.

Findspot

Kafr Ghattati, Egypt

Dimensions

Average diameter = .3; average width = .2

Accession Number

24.2550

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads