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This string of beads consists of a total of 169 garnet ball and barrel beads of graduated sizes. The Object Register does not cite garnet barrel beads under any of the field numbers associated with this tomb. The beads from SF 42 have apparently been strung according to material. 13.3621...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 71.5 cm (28 1/8 in.) Diameter and length of largest barrel: 0.8 x 0.9 cm (5/16 x 3/8 in.) Diameter and length of small ball: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads