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This group of seven beads contains two carnelian ball beads, one carnelian barrel bead, two amethyst barrel beads, one large amethyst lentoid bead, and one small blue faience cylinder bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 85. 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. / 85

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Lentoid bead: 1.1 x 1.3 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.) Carnelian barrel bead length: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads