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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.


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



Sheikh Farag, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads