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This string of 13 total beads consists of 4 blue faience cylinder beads, 1 blue faience carved cylinder bead, 1 blue faience rosette bead, 4 blue faience ball beads, 1 faience ball bead with black glaze, 1 shell ring bead, and 1 carnelian ball 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads