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Beads

This group of beads contains 1 amethyst ball bead; 2 faience ring beads; 1 faience quatrefoil bead; 1 faience melon bead, 1 faience multiple ring bead and 1 faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 8. 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

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter amethyst ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5164

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads