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One long faience barrel bead with a black spiral band on blue glaze and one small carnelian ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/143. 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 to First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 0.4 x 1.4 cm (3/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1441

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads