Melon bead fragment

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 7050, black debris above offering room

Dimensions

Length x diameter: 0.8 x 0.8 cm (5/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-862

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One fragment of a melon bead, possibly part of a multiple bead, similar to type 26-1-556.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 7050, black debris above offering room. 1926: 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