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This string of beads contains approximately 805 tiny ring beads on portions of original fiber string. There is also one loose ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 25 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

Dimensions

Other: 67 x 0.3 cm (diameter of individual bead) (26 3/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3590

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands