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This string of beads contains 36 blue faience ring beads, 190 tan faience short cylinder beads, and 39 black paste short cylinder, ball, and truncated 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: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, black paste


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads