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String of beads

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This string of beads consists of thirty-six green, blue and brown cylinder beads (some notched and one broken with mud encrustation), one large ball bead, two tiny glass ring beads, eight blue ball beads, and one amulet ?

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 154. 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. / 154

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 67 cm (26 3/8 in.) Length longest cylinder bead: 4.3 cm Diameter largest ball bead: 1.2 cm Diameter smallest ball bead: 0.5 cm

Accession Number

13.3682

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads