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This necklace consists of several hundred small blue and black faience ring beads, five cylinder beads, three pendant heads (possibly amulets) -- one drop pendant and two unidentifiable -- and one larger white ring bead and two ball beads on portions of original stringing.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 85. 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. / 85

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 0.3 x 175.3 cm (1/8 x 69 in.) Pendant: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands