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Beads and seal fragment

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 189

Dimensions

Bead: 0.4 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Fragment: 0.6 x 1.2 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.5559

Medium or Technique

Faience, slate

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is one faience cylinder bead and one fragment of a scarab or seal, broken axially with a faint inscription that may be the ‘apr sign.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 189. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition