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This group of beads contains one large and seven small green faience ball beads; 1 carnelian barrel bead; 5 black faience ball beads; one faience cylinder bead; one conical shell bead; one shell ring bead and two quatrefoil beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 126. 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.126

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 11.3 cm (4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian,shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads