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This string of beads contains one crude faience wedjat eye bead; one large and five small faience ball beads; two faience cylinder beads; one faience barrel bead; one faience barrel-shaped crumb bead, one carnelian ring bead; and two shell ring beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 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. Sheikh Farag: Findspot Information: S. F.South end of mud brick wall (near house of Buheri Mahumud).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian and shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads