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Spacer bead ?

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, N of subsidiary pyramid G I-b

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2540

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a spacer bead  composed of two eyes (NOT Eyes of Horus) attached side-by-side on their long sides and each bored through the length. Both sides are identical. One eye is broken.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, N of subsidiary pyramid G I-b. 1924: 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