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Beads

This group of assorted beads contains 2 ball beads and 1 barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF Grave 5 of large mud wall. 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

Larger ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Barrel bead: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5243

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads