This string of beads consists of eleven amethyst ball beads, ten carnelian ball beads, eight garnet ball beads, one flat stone bead, one faience ball bead, eight stone ball beads, and one wedjat eye of amazonite.
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 140. 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. / 201
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.
Sheikh Farag, Egypt
String length: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.) Diameter amethyst ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter carnelian ball bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Carnelian, faience, amethyst, garnet, stone, amazonite