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This string of beads contains 3 carnelian ball beads, 36 carnelian ring beads, 24 faience ring beads, 2 faience ball beads, and one long faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 137. 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. / 137

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3679

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads