String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 168

Dimensions

Overall: 98cm (38 9/16in Ring beads: 0.1 x 0.6 cm (1/16 x 1/4 in.) Carnelian ball beads: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Large faience ball beads: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Small faience ball beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3706

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of approximately two hundred and ten shell ring beads, two carnelian ball beads, twelve large faience ball beads, and approximately one hundred and ten small faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 168. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition