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String of beads

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This string of beads contains 12 barrel and 69 ball beads of various sizes.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5. 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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 64 cm (25 3/16 in.) Diameter smallest ball bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter largest ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Diameter and length barrel beads: 0.7 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3543

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands