This string of beads consists of three faience ring beads, seven large and twelve smaller faience ball beads, two faience bi-conical beads, one small faience conical bead, one carnelian ring bead, and one shell ring bead.
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 165 B. 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.165B
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.
Sheikh Farag, Egypt
Length: 18.3 cm (7 3/16 in.) Diameter largest ball bead: 1.2 cm Diameter smallest ball bead: 0.5 cm Largest bi-conical bead: 1.6 L x 1.0 W
Medium or Technique
Faience, carnelian, shell