String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5

Dimensions

Overall: 64 cm (25 3/16 in.) Diameter smallest ball bead: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter largest ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Diameter and length barrel beads: 0.7 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3543

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads contains 12 barrel and 69 ball beads of various sizes.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5. 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