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Beads and terminals

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 4
2625–2500 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2342 C (= G 5520 C)

Dimensions

Overall: 2 x 2.5 cm (13/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

33.1127

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This group consists of 124 pale blue faience cylinder beads, two terminals and two spacer beads, each with hole for five strings. The beads may have formed part of a choker, necklace or bracelet.

Provenance

From Giza, G 2342 C (= G 5520 C). March 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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