Necklace

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 85

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 x 175.3 cm (1/8 x 69 in.) Pendant: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3663

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This necklace consists of several hundred small blue and black faience ring beads, five cylinder beads, three pendant heads (possibly amulets) – one drop pendant and two unidentifiable – and one larger white ring bead and two ball beads on portions of original stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 85. 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.

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S. F. / 85

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition