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Beads

This group of beads contains 1 large blue faience ball bead and 4 copper beads in a figure 8 shape with a hole in each side.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 220. 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

Overall: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.) Overall: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5570

Medium or Technique

Copper, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads