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Beads and gold foil

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit of G 7143 B

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 3 cm (3/16 x 1 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1577

Medium or Technique

Faience, copper and gold foil

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

A number of long cylindrical beads, color almost gone but apparently green glazed; a number of copper beads stuck together (at one time, covered with gold foil[?]); many scraps of gold foil and pieces of heavily patinated copper.

Provenance

From Giza, G 7143B, around the body. January, 1927: 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