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These 2 strands of beads contain flat discs of mud pressed out by fingers and pierced. One string contains 6 flat discs, the other 7 flat discs and one cylinder bead. They could be paddle doll wig beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 8. 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.8

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads