User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

String of ball beads

Start collecting

This string of beads contains eight white and one blue large ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 161. 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.161

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3704

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads