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This string of beads contains 3 faience ring beads, 1 faience barrel bead, 2 faience cylinder beads, 1 carnelian ring bead and about 70 faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 168 ?. 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.168

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 38 cm (14 15/16 in.) - length of string

Accession Number

13.3814

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads