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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads contains 7 large (1.1 cm)and 14 small ball beads, 1 large (1.2 cm) and 2 small melon beads, 6 cylinder beads (.5 x 1.9 cm), 3 complete (.8 x 1.2 cm)and 1 broken amulet, 23 tiny black ball beads, 74 small ring beads, 7 barrel beads and one multiple ring bead (.5 x .6 cm).


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 139. 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. / 139

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.) See description

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads