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This string of forty-four beads and amulets contains nine carnelian cylinder beads, seven carnelian barrel beads, five carnelian ring beads, one large and one small carnelian ball beads, two faience biconical beads, two large faience ball beads, one agate cylinder bead, one agate barrel bead,...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 43. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 26 cm (10 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, hematite, silver, green stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads