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String of beads

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This string of beads contains 2 shell disc beads, 1 large faience ball bead, 3 small faience ball beads, 4 carnelian ball beads and 4 carnelian ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 153. 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.153

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3714

Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads