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String of beads

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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.3688

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian and shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads