Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 170

Dimensions

Diameter tiny ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Diameter quatrefoils: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.5257

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string, mud ?

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads includes many tiny ring beads (several of which are stuck together), 2 complete blue quatrefoil beads, 2 2-lobe fragments of quatrefoil beads, and 11 one-lobe fragments of quatrefoil beads. Remnants of original fiber string remain. There are also a few fragments of mud ?

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 170. 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