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This string of beads consists of approximately two hundred twenty-five small black faience ring beads, seventy-five shell ring beads, and ninety small carnelian ball beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 190. 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 / 190

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Diameter of shell ring and length of string: 0.3 x 70.2 cm (1/8 x 27 5/8 in.) Diameter aof carnelian ball: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, shell, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads