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This group of beads contains three faience ball beads and four fragments of others, many tiny ring beads of faience, two faience cylinders, four faience drop beads, one fragment of a amazonite bead with incised decoration and one tiny stone square [see 23-10-332].


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Faience chunk: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) Ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads