Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 65

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Largest: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5213

Medium or Technique

Mud, carnelian, faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains 3 faience pointed barrel beads, 1 blue faience ball bead, 1 carnelian ball bead, 3 tiny blue ring beads, and about 20 mud beads with fragments of original string stuck to them.

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