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This string of beads contains 2 carnelian beads, 13 faience ball beads, 2 white and 4 black faience cylinder beads, 1broken blue faience with black stripes cylinder bead that tapers at end, and 1 grooved rectangular bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 142. 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. / 142

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.) Diameter smallest ball bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Diameter largest ball bead: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads