Barrel bead

Egyptian
Roman ?


Findspot: Egypt, Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna)

Dimensions

Overall: 4 x 4 cm (1 9/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

05.262

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One large red barrel bead, broken and mended, part missing. The boring is very large (1.7 cm).

Provenance

From Egypt, Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleoplis Magna). 1903-1904: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; 1905, presented to the MFA by the EEF. (Accession date: January 1, 1905)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription