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String of beads

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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.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

13.3721

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, garnet

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads