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This string of 56 beads includes 50 carnelian ring beads, 3 carnelian ball beads, 1 broken carnelian cylinder bead, 1 carnelian barrel bead and one faience barrel bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 28. 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: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.) length

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads