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Beads

This group of beads contains two pierced shells and one broken quatrefoil blue faience bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 56. 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

Shells: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Quatrefoil: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5220

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads