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This is a group of: a) one amazonite pear-shaped drop pendant b) one black/gray stone ring bead c) one carnelian ring bead d) three large faience ball beads e) twenty-two smaller black faience ball beads


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 255 black debris. 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: 0.4 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) b: 0.8 x 0.6 cm (5/16 x 1/4 in.) c: 0.6 x 0.3 cm (1/4 x 1/8 in.) Smallest d: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Largest d: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Smallest e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest e: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amazonite, carnelian, faience, stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads