String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, Debris

Dimensions

Overall: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) - dia. of ring beads Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)dia. of disc beads Overall: 1.2 x 1 cm (1/2 x 3/8 in.) - dimensions of pendant

Accession Number

12.1343

Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This group of beads contains fifty-one white shell ring beads, eleven black shell ring beads, eight large and coarsely cut carnelian ring beads and one crude carnelian heart pendant.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag debris. 1912: 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