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This string of 86 beads consists of 62 tiny blue faience ring beads, 6 round blue faience beads, 6 carnelian ring beads, 1 carnelian barrel bead, 1 blue faience cylinder bead, 1 blue faience barrel bead, 7 silver spherical beads ("8 of hematite" per Object Register), 1 shell ring bead, and 1...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 18. 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: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.) length

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Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell, silver


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads