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Beads

These are 2 fragments of a broken ball bead or beads and 2 short cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 67. 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

Broken ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Diameter cylinder beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13-3-145.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads