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Beads

This object consists of four blue ball beads that match 13.3709 from the same field number as well as 7 small ball beads, 2 cylinder beads, and 3 conical beads all in faience.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF174. 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 large ball bead: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter small ball bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5256

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads