Beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 254 neck of burial

Dimensions

a: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) b: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) c: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-196a-d

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, original fiber string, glass ?

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of:
a) two fragments large grooved cylinder beads
b) one carnelian ball bead
c) 1 glass  ball bead
d) approximately four hundred ring beads with remains of original fiber string.
This assemblage came from the neck of a burial.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 254 neck of burial. 1923: 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