User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Beads

a) One ribbed barrel bead b) One forked irregularly shaped amulet bead ("fly" in Object Register).

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 239 debris. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

a: 0.6 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.) b: 0.4 x 0.3 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-334a-b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads