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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 ?


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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads