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Bead with three faces

Cylindrical, light gray glass with three grotesque faces, two in white, the other in yellow, with eyes and eyebrows deep blue. From Naukratis.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over August 1886. (Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 364

Findspot

Naukratis, Egypt

Accession Number

86.216

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads