String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 100

Dimensions

Overall: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3654

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass paste, carnelian, limestone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains 1 large and 5 small blue faience ball beads, 3 black glass paste ring beads, 1 black glass paste cylinder bead, 1 carnelian ball bead, 2 blue faience ring beads, 1 small blue faience barrel bead, and 1 broken limetone barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 100. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition