String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 18

Dimensions

Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.) - dia. of large ball beads Overall: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) - dia. of small ball beads

Accession Number

13.3545

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of 28 beads contains 7 large ball beads, 5 small ball beads, 5 cylinder beads, 1 barrel bead, 1 bright blue ring bead and 9 very small ring beads (one broken).

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 18. 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.

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 18

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition