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String of beads

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This string of beads consists of approximately four hundred tiny faience ring beads and one garnet ring bead strung together with one decorated faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 207. 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. / 207

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.2 x 49 cm (1/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3865

Medium or Technique

Faience, garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads