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This string of beads contains numerous faience ring, barrel, cylinder and ball beads; nine carelian ball beads; seven carnelian ring beads; one pierced shell pendant; one pierced shell bead; two twice-pierced flat shell pendants; one amethyst hippo amulet, one amethyst ball bead, one faience human...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. SF 174. 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.174

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall length: 44 cm (17 5/16 in.) Shell pendant length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Largest cylinder bead length: 1.5 x 1.5 cm (9/16 x 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, carnelian, amethyst, black glass, amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads