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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

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

13.5559

Medium or Technique

Faience, slate

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads