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Bead with three faces

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp
332 B.C.–A.D. 364


Findspot: Egypt, Naukratis

Dimensions

Overall: 3.2 x 2.3 cm (1 1/4 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

86.216

Medium or Technique

Glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylindrical, light gray glass with three grotesque faces, two in white, the other in yellow, with eyes and eyebrows deep blue. From Naukratis.

Provenance

From Naukratis. 1885: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; October 28, 1885: voted to the MFA at EEF general meeting; sent over August 1886.
(Accession Date: January 1, 1886)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription