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This string of beads contains about 287 ring beads (several of which are double ring beads), one biconical bead, one barrel bead, two ball beads, one disc bead, and two misshapened quatrefoil beads all of blue faience and 3 black faience small ball beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 99. 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. / 99

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Other: 38.2 cm (15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads