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This group of beads contains 31 blue faience ball beads strung together as well as 16 loose ball beads, one carnelian lentoid bead, three small fragments of shell cylinder beads, two misshapen blue glass ring beads, and one blue faience ring bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 169. 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. / 169

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, glass, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads