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This group of beads contains three faience cylinder beads, two thin carnelian ring beads and two thick carnelian ring beads.

Provenance

From Giza: G 7521.1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, 2649–2100 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 3 cm (1 3/16 in.) length Overall: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) bead diameter

Accession Number

25.2524

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads