String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 18

Dimensions

Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3565

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of 86 beads consists of 62 tiny blue faience ring beads, 6 round blue faience beads, 6 carnelian ring beads, 1 carnelian barrel bead, 1 blue faience cylinder bead, 1 blue faience barrel bead, 7 silver spherical beads (“8 of hematite” per Object Register), 1 shell ring bead, and 1 faience stylized amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 18. 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