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This is a group of: a) one carnelian lentoid bead b) thirteen carnelian ball beads c) one carnelian barrel bead d) one amethyst barrel bead e) one amethyst lentoid bead f) three amethyst ball beads g) one garnet ring bead


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 244 C. 1923: 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



Sheikh Farag, Egypt


a: 1 x 0.5 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/16 x 3/8 in.) Smallest b: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest b: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) c: 0.4 x 0.5 cm (3/16 x 3/16 in.) d: 0.6 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) e: 0.5 x 0.4 x 0.5 cm (3/16 x 3/16 x 3/16 in.) Smallest f: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest f: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) g: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, garnet


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads