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This string of beads contains one small carnelian ring bead, 2 large faience ball beads, 2 faience cylinder beads (one with a black-painted spiral), 8 faience ring beads and 3 small faience ball beads. There is also one loose carnelian ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheik Farag SF 208. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter faience ball bead: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5565

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads