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This string of beads consists of twelve carnelian ball beads, three carnelian barrel beads, twelve large and about twenty-two small carnelian ring beads, thirty-two medium and one small black faience ball beads, one medium blue faience ball bead, two black faience melon beads, one shell ring...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 218. 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


String: 70.2 x diameter of spiral barrel1.1 cm (27 5/8 x 7/16 in.) Diameter and length: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Diameter and length of garnet barrel: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Diameter and length: 0.8 x 1 cm (5/16 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, garnet, amazonite, crystal ?


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads