Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 8

Dimensions

Diameter amethyst ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter ring bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5164

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains 1 amethyst ball bead; 2 faience ring beads; 1 faience quatrefoil bead; 1 faience melon bead, 1 faience multiple ring bead and 1 faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 8. 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