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This string of 28 beads contains 7 large ball beads, 5 small ball beads, 5 cylinder beads, 1 barrel bead, 1 bright blue ring bead and 9 very small ring beads (one broken).


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 18. 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. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 18

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.) - dia. of large ball beads Overall: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) - dia. of small ball beads

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads