This string of forty-nine total beads consists of twenty-four large hematite barrel beads, graduated in size,and twenty-five faience ball beads.
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.
Sheikh Farag, Egypt
Overall: 47.3 cm (18 5/8 in.) Diameter and length largest barrel: 1.1 x 1.5 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.) Diameter smallest ball: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)
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