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Beads

This group of beads contains 2 ring beads, 4 cylinder beads, 19 ball beads and 13 fragments of others along with a piece of the original string.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 168 ?. 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

Egypt

Dimensions

Ring bead: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Ball bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5250

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads