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This string of beads contains 89 green faience ring beads, 24 blue faience ring beads, 2 silver barrel beads, 4 silver truncated sphere beads, 10 shell ring beads, 4 carnelian truncated sphere beads, and 3 blue faience ball beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 18. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.) length

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Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads