Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 191
Other: 1.2 x 1.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.)
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This is one of nineteen oval black faience discs with flat bottom and convex top, many with a glassy glaze. The top has deep parallel ridges and there is a small circular drilled out indentation in the center of the flat base, possibly for attaching with peg or adhesive (see 13.3880-13.3898.) This is a wig appliqué for a coffin. The striped pattern on top is meant to imitate hair.
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 191. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition