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Ball beads

This is a group of: b) two carnelian ball beads c) one faience ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 546 A debris. 1923: 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

Egyptian,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Smaller b: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Larger b: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) c: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-139b-c

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads