Beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 544 A

Dimensions

Smallest ball bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest ball bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Length of string: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.) Ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-197a-b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of:
a) 97 ball beads, some with the opening of the boring split at one end, strung together
b) 17 tiny unstrung ring beads plus 4 broken pieces.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 544 A. 1923: 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