Bead

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 65

Dimensions

Diameter mud ring bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Diameter and length faience barrel bead: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5219

Medium or Technique

Mud, faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group contains about thirty-five mud cylinder and ring beads (some on original string); two faience barrel beads with pointed ends; and one faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 65. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition