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Wig appliqué

This is one of nineteen oval black faience discs with flat bottom and convex top, many with a glassy glaze. There is a small circular drilled out indentation in the center of the flat base, possibly for attaching with peg or adhesive (see 13.3880-13.3898.) This is a wig appliqué for a coffin....

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 191. 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. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F.191

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment