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Beads

This group of beads contains one broken carnelian ring bead, one faded faience cylinder bead, and one broken blue faience tear-drop shaped bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 146. 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: 0.7 x 1.9 cm (1/4 x 3/4 in.) Smallest: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5242

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads