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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

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

13.3903

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads