String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 26

Dimensions

Overall: 70 cm (26 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3560

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, shell, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

The faience portion of this string of beads consists of fifty-one large worn blue ball beads, fifteen small ball and barrel beads and three small cylindrical beads, one long cylinder bead, one conical bead, and two ring beads. Other beads are one amethyst ball and one flattened barrel bead, one tiny carnelian ring bead and one shell ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 26. 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