String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5

Dimensions

Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.) See description

Accession Number

13.3544

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains eleven ball beads (.9 cm), one cylinder bead (.5 x 1.1 cm), one biconical bead (.6 x 1.0 cm), one lenticular bead (1.4 x 1.3 cm), and one ape amulet .5 x 1.1 cm) all of carnelian and one steatite cylinder bead (.5 x 1.4 cm).

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition