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Ball bead

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One ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Tanis (San el-Hagar). 1884: excavated by William Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt; October 28, 1885: presented to the MFA at EEF general meeting. (Accession Date: March 1, 1885)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Late Period, Dynasty 30 (?), 380–332 B.C.

Findspot

San-el-Hagar, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

85.569

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads