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This group contains about thirty-five mud cylinder and ring beads (some on original string); two faience barrel beads with pointed ends; and one faience ring bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 65. 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

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Diameter mud ring bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Diameter and length faience barrel bead: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Mud, faience, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads