Beads and shell

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 534 debris

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.4 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-102a-f

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, garnet, shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads and a shell contains:

a) 1 carnelian barrel bead
b) 10 carnelian ball beads
c) about 90 carnelian ring beads
d) 31 garnet ring beads
e) 122 white faience ring beads
f) one shell of a bivalve (unpierced)

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 534 debris. 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