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Copper ring beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Giza Pit G 7143 B, chamber, at head in coffin

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

27-2-462.2

Medium or Technique

Copper, gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Ring beads, originally covered with gold foil, badly corroded. There are about fifty, but they are too corroded for an exact count. Also three cylider beads. They were found with 37.606. Object Register says ‘as many as eleven ring beads.’

Provenance

From Giza, 7143B pit, at head end of coffin. 1927: 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