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Beads and seal fragment

This is one faience cylinder bead and one fragment of a scarab or seal, broken axially with a faint inscription that may be the 'apr sign.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 189. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Bead: 0.4 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Fragment: 0.6 x 1.2 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, slate


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads