String of beads
Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 18
Overall: 18 cm (7 1/16 in.) length
Medium or Technique
Faience, carnelian, shell, silver
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition