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Beads

This group of beads contains three faience ball beads and four fragments of others, many tiny ring beads of faience, two faience cylinders, four faience drop beads, one fragment of a amazonite bead with incised decoration and one tiny stone square [see 23-10-332].

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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

Faience chunk: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) Ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5211

Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads