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.


This is a group of beads consisting of: e) one black faience crumb barrel bead f) two fancy cylinder beads g) one pierced seed bead i) seven small faience barrel beads j) twenty-seven faience ball beads of various sizes, six of which are black faience k) one faience conical bead. Sixteen of...

Show Full Description


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 244 B. 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


e: 0.7 x 2.5 cm (1/4 x 1 in.) f: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.) g: 0.9 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.) i: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest j: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest j: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) k: 0.4 x 1 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads