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Ball beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2200 (= G 5080) B, sieved chamber debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

33-2-168l

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This small group of beads, part of 33-2-168, is all strung together and consists of:
168d) four carnelian ring beads
168l) two black faience ball beads
168n) nine faience cylinder beads, some chipped (Object Register lists 8)
168o) eleven faience disc beads and two fragments
five assorted tiny chips, one glass, one carnelian, two metal fragments and one misc. fragment

One faience ball bead, 33.1084, is also strung with these beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2200 (= G 5080) B, debris of chamber (sieved), 1933: 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