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Beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5–6
2465–2150 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 1673 J, on skeleton of child

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 0.3 cm (1 1/8 x 1/8 in.) (greatest)

Accession Number

32-4-24

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three cylinder beads with incised spiral grooved decoration.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 1673 J, on skeleton of child. 1932: excavated by the Harvard University–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