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Barrel bead

One large red barrel bead, broken and mended, part missing. The boring is very large (1.7 cm).

Provenance

From Egypt, Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna). 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Roman ?,

Findspot

Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna), Egypt

Accession Number

05.262

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads