Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 174

Dimensions

Shell: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Cylinder beads: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Ring beads: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6052

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, garnet or glass, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This assortment of beads contains two pierced univalve shells; five faience ball beads; three faience cylinder beads (one broken); many tiny ring beads; eight garnet or brown glass barrel beads (one broken); one garnet or brown glass ball bead; and remnants of original fiber string.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 174. 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