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Beads

This consists of 1 pierced shell bead and two non-joining fragments of two faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag: S.F. south end of mud brick wall (near house of Buheri Mahmud). 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA 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

Diameter shell: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5244

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads