This string of beads consists of one garnet barrel bead, five amethyst ball beads, about sixty-five carnelian ball beads and two carnelian barrel beads.
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 170. 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. SF / 170
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.
Sheikh Farag, Egypt
Diameter of garnet barrel and length of string: 0.8 x 32 cm (5/16 x 12 5/8 in.) Diameter of amethyst ball: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, amethyst, garnet