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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).

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3533

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads