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Beads

This group of beads contains a total of 9 beads: 2 agate barrel beads, 2 blue faience ball beads, 4 whitish flat faience disc beads, and 1 fat faience disc bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag S F 36. 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: 2.5 cm (1 in.) Smallest: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5206

Medium or Technique

Agate, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads