Beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 255 black debris

Dimensions

a: 0.4 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) b: 0.8 x 0.6 cm (5/16 x 1/4 in.) c: 0.6 x 0.3 cm (1/4 x 1/8 in.) Smallest d: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Largest d: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Smallest e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest e: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-3a-e

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, carnelian, faience, stone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of:

a) one amazonite pear-shaped drop pendant
b) one black/gray stone ring bead
c) one carnelian ring bead
d) three large faience ball beads
e) twenty-two smaller black faience ball beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 255 black debris. 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