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Beads

This group contains 8 faience ball beads, 4 carnelian ball beads, 5 garnet ball beads (1 with a bit of original string), 2 faience barrel beads, 1 garnet barrel bead, one faience quatrefoil bead, one faience notched rectangle, and nine strings of ring beads on the original string. Of these, 4...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 187. 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

SheikhFarag, Egypt

Dimensions

Largest: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Smallest: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5567

Medium or Technique

Faience, garnet, carnelian, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads