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Balls

This is a group of four chick-pea-sized reddish balls which are not bored.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 145.1913: 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

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Largest: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Smallest: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5236

Medium or Technique

Clay

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown