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The faience portion of this string of beads consists of fifty-one large worn blue ball beads, fifteen small ball and barrel beads and three small cylindrical beads, one long cylinder bead, one conical bead, and two ring beads. Other beads are one amethyst ball and one flattened barrel bead, one...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 26. 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: 70 cm (26 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3560

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, shell, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads