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Beads and band

This is a group contains: a) An electrum band curved into an open circle with unjoined ends, pierced at each open end; b) 1 carnelian barrel bead 1 white faience ring bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 514, right hand of burial. 1923: 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



Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Electrum band: 0.6 x 1.7 cm (3/16 x 11/16 in.) Barrel bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Electrum, carnelian, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads