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


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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, ivory


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads