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This string of 25 beads consists of 5 large and 9 small blue faience ball beads, 9 short faience cyllinder beads, one white stone cylinder bead and a slate (?) pendant.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 67. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: length of string of beads 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, slate ?, stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads