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Beads

This group of beads contains 2 small carnelian ring beads; 5 faience cylinder beads; 8 faience barrel beads; 2 faience biconical beads pierced vertically; 4 ball beads of green faience; anda few faience crumbs.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 126. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Smallest: 2.4 x 1.2 cm (15/16 x 1/2 in.) Diameter: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5231

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads