Beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 5411

Dimensions

Smaller a: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Larger a: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) Smallest b: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Largest b: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Smallest c: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest c: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) e: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-53a-e

Medium or Technique

Steatite, faience, gold ?, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of:
a) two steatite cylinder beads
b) sixteen faience cylinder beads, three of which have a spiral grooved
c) approximately eighteen black faience ring beads
d) approximately eight tiny black barrel or cylinder beads
e) 1 tiny gold band shaped into a tiny ring bead
a short length of original fiber string.

Provenance

Sheikh Farag: S.F.5411

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition