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Beads

This is one tiny, blue barrel bead and one tiny blue wedjat eye? bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 187. 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

Bead: 0.3 x 0.7 cm (1/8 x 1/4 in.) Amulet: 0.4 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5262

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads