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String of beads

This string of beads contains two medium and twelve small ball beads, one tiny ring bead, one barrel bead, one conical bead, and three rosette beads all of blue faience, two carnelian ball beads, and one broken black faience bell-shaped pendant bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 100. 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.100

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, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads