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Barrel bead

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 121

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) - length of bead

Accession Number

13.3757

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is one large blue faience barrel bead, decorated with a geometric pattern of grooved rings on the middle.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 121. 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. / 121

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition