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Cylinder bead

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This large cylinder bead is of blue faience with a deeply grooved geometric pattern.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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. / 42

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3612

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads