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Disc or earspool

One thick disc with a groove around the circumference. The Accession Card calls it a "winder ?" and an old label refers to it as a "reworked earspool."


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 209. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Pottery or faience


The Ancient World


Unclassifiable objects, Function Unknown