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This group of beads contains fifty-one white shell ring beads, eleven black shell ring beads, eight large and coarsely cut carnelian ring beads and one crude carnelian heart pendant.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag debris. 1912: 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

Overall: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) - dia. of ring beads Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)dia. of disc beads Overall: 1.2 x 1 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.) - dimensions of pendant

Accession Number

12.1343

Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands