String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 18

Dimensions

Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3537

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains 89 green faience ring beads, 24 blue faience ring beads, 2 silver barrel beads, 4 silver truncated sphere beads, 10 shell ring beads, 4 carnelian truncated sphere beads, and 3 blue faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 18. 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