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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.
Sheikh Farag, Egypt
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.)
Medium or Technique
Amethyst, carnelian, faience, original fiber string