Barrel bead

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7540 X II, in debris

Dimensions

Length x width: 4.1 x 1.8 cm (1 5/8 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.1959

Medium or Technique

Agate

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

This is an unusual barrel bead, as it is flat on the back, and pierced at both ends. It is made of milky agate.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7540 X II, in debris. 1927: 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