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Beads

This string of beads contains two blue and two black faience ball beads, a univalve shell, and one ivory disc bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 177. 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.177

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3717

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, ivory

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads