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Beads

This is a group of: b) one faience ball bead c) three faience disc beads d) one large faience biconical bead e) one steatite cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5045 A 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

b: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) c: 1 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 3/16 in.) d: 0.7 x 1.6 cm (1/4 x 5/8 in.) e: 0.5 x 1.6 cm (3/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-250

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads