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One gray-blue slightly iridescent cylinder bead with four crocodiles in raised relief.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/135/A. 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, Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10 (?), 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1308

Medium or Technique

Glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads