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String of beads

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This string of beads consists of two carnelian ring beads, one glass barrel bead and about 40 cowrie shell beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 2. 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, Predynastic Period, before 2960 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in.) - length of string

Accession Number

13.3535

Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian, glass

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads