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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.


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)

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Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

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


Naukratis, Egypt

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The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads