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This string of beads consists of thirty-three large black faience barrel and ball beads, four larger faience ball beads, eighteen small black faience beads, two bright blue faience ring beads, six amethyst ball beads, one carnelian barrel bead, and one large bi-conical garnet bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 95. 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: 84.5 cm (33 1/4 in.) length

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, garnet, shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads