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Beads

These are 1 ball bead and 1 cylinder bead of black faience .

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 218. 1913: 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, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter ball bead: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Length cylinder bead: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5575

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads