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This string of beads contains 3 faience cylinder beads, 3 faience barrel beads, 4 faience ball beads, 1 faience amulet with openwork, 5 faience ring beads, 1 amethyst ball bead, 1 carnelian ball bead, and 1 glass ring bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag 187. 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.187

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glass, amethyst, faience, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads