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Ring beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4, reign of Khafra
2520–2494 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 7510, on casing blocks

Dimensions

Overall: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2856

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of twenty-four purplish-black ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Mastaba G 7510, on casing block. 1925: 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