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Biconical bead

Egyptian
Old Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 2320 (= G 5280) A, under skeleton

Dimensions

Overall: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) - height of bead

Accession Number

13.3410

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This biconical carnelian bead is drilled from both ends.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Pit G 2320 (= G 5280) A, under skeleton. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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