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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

Credit Line

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads