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This is a pebble bead between two tiny faience or glass barrel beads on the original twisted cord.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 187. 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. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S F / 187

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience or glass, stone, original fiber cord


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands