String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5 C

Dimensions

Length of string of beads: 38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.) Smallest bright blue bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest bright blue bead: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Basic faience beads: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Amethyst bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3533

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a portion of a necklace consisting of about forty-three large faience ball beads (two of which are bright blue, the rest faded green), four small spherical faience beads (one of which is bright blue), and one amethyst ball bead (13-3-333B).

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5 C. 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