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This group of beads contains 1 amethyst ball bead, 4 faience ball beads, 1 long rectangular faience bead, 1 small faience ring bead, and 1 tiny double ring bead of shiny blue glass.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 81.1913: 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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads