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Beads

This object consists of 1 faience cylinder bead, 1 carnelian barrel bead, and 1 black faience or garnet ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 97. 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

Shikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 x 1.8 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.) Overall: 0.6 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5225

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, garnet ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads