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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

13.3693

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads