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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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Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

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

13.3917

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads