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This string of beads contains eleven ball beads (.9 cm), one cylinder bead (.5 x 1.1 cm), one biconical bead (.6 x 1.0 cm), one lenticular bead (1.4 x 1.3 cm), and one ape amulet .5 x 1.1 cm) all of carnelian and one steatite cylinder bead (.5 x 1.4 cm).


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) See description

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads