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String of ring beads

These are about 220 very fragile tiny blue ring beads on fragments of original stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 178. 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

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5260

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads