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String of beads

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This string of beads contains 1 shell pendant with two piercings, 2 large faience ball beads, 3 small faience barrel beads, and 1 faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 178. 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.178

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 6.3 cm (2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3729

Medium or Technique

Faience, mother-of-pearl

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads