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String of beads

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This string of ten beads contains one biconical bead, one barrel bead, two large and four small ball beads, one cylinder bead, and one fragment of a very large cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 165. 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. / 165

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Total length of beads: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.) Diameter big ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Bconical bead length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3694

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads