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This string of beads consists of approximately two hundred tiny ring beads, four slightly larger ring beads, and one cylinder bead with a faint grooved decoration. About twenty of the small ring beads and three of the larger are black faience.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 204. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Diameter and length: 0.2 x 60.2 cm (1/16 x 23 11/16 in.) Cylinder bead length: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads