Beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Nag el Hai (Qena), B1752 c/5

Dimensions

Overall shell: 0.6 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.) Other cylinder bead: 1.6 x 0.9 cm (5/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5160

Medium or Technique

faience, calcite, carnelian, shell

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of six ring beads (four of calcite and two of carnelian), one large cylinder bead broken at one end, and one shell.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), B1752 c/5. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition