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String of beads

This is a group consisting of: a) one chipped cylinder bead; b) seventy-five ball beads; c) one hundred and ten ring beads. The ball beads and ring beads are all strung together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 544 A. 1923: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Cylinder bead: 0.5 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.); Smallest ball bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.); Largest ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.); Smallest ring bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.); Largest ring bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Length of string of beads: 68 cm (26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-196

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads