Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 169

Dimensions

Length: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3695

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains 31 blue faience ball beads strung together as well as 16 loose ball beads, one carnelian lentoid bead, three small fragments of shell cylinder beads, two misshapen blue glass ring beads, and one blue faience ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 169. 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. / 169

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition