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Ring beads

These are five carnelian ring beads of varying sizes.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 28. 1913: 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

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) diameter of largest bead

Accession Number

13.5169

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads