User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Melon bead

One large melon bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 233 debris in front. 1923: 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,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 2.2 x 2 cm (7/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-271a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads