String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 28

Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 cm (5 5/16 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3563

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of 56 beads includes 50 carnelian ring beads, 3 carnelian ball beads, 1 broken carnelian cylinder bead, 1 carnelian barrel bead and one faience barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 28. 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