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This string of beads consists of fifty-two black faience ball and barrel beads of various sizes, forty-four large blue faience ball beads, twenty-nine small blue faience ball beads, two blue faience cylinder beads, three barrel and thirteen ring beads, twenty carnelian ball beads, three...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF127. 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.127

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 126 cm (49 5/8 in.) Diameter large bead: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter amethyst ball bead: 0.6 cm Diameter carnelian ball bead: 0.6 cm

Accession Number

13.3675

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads