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String of beads

This is a portion of a necklace consisting of about forty-three large faience ball beads (two of which are bright blue, the rest faded green), four small spherical faience beads (one of which is bright blue), and one amethyst ball bead (13-3-333B).


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5 C. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads