Carnelian discs

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 4733 E

Dimensions

Largest: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

14.1240

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Three round orange transparent discs with some plaster adhering to the backs. They were likely used as inlays.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza Pit G 4733 E. 1914: 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