User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Beads

This group of beads contains 1 amethyst ball bead; many faience ball, barrel and ring beads; and 2 carnelian ball beads. Some are on original stringing.

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

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Amethyst bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Largeset carnelian bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest faience ball bead: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5569

Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, faience, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads