Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 172

Dimensions

Length: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3698

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads includes 5 carnelian ring beads, 10 shell ring beads, 6 faience ball beads( 5 of which are blue, one is black faience), 2 small faience ball beads, and 2 faience barrel beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 172. 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. / 17

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition