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Beads

This group of beads contains 3 faience pointed barrel beads, 1 blue faience ball bead, 1 carnelian ball bead, 3 tiny blue ring beads, and about 20 mud beads with fragments of original string stuck to them.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 65. 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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, egypt

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Largest: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5213

Medium or Technique

Mud, carnelian, faience, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads