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This string of beads contains 1 large and 5 small blue faience ball beads, 3 black glass paste ring beads, 1 black glass paste cylinder bead, 1 carnelian ball bead, 2 blue faience ring beads, 1 small blue faience barrel bead, and 1 broken limetone barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 100. 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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3654

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass paste, carnelian, limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads