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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.


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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique

Faience, glass paste, carnelian, limestone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads