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Group of beads including: 3 large faience ball beads, 1 faience cylinder bead, 1 faience barrel bead, 4 carnelian ball beads, 2 biconical faience beads, 1 amethyst ball bead, 1 amethyst barrel bead, 3 garnet ball beads, and 6 small faience ball beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 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.66

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, carnelian, garnet


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads