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This string of beads consists of one very large and three large faience ball beads, thirteen faience cylinder beads, three faience quatrefoil beads, two faience barrel beads, twenty-three faience ball beads, about 336 tiny glass ring beads, and one carnelian ring bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 65. 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.65

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 61 cm (24 in.) Diameter of largest ball bead: 2.4 cm (7/8 in.) Diameter of smallest bead: 0.2 cm Length of largest cylinder bead: 3.2 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads