String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 87

Dimensions

Overall: 43 cm (16 15/16 in.) Diameter large ball bead: 1.2 cm Diameter small faience ball bead: 0.5 cm Diameter tan ring bead: 0.4 cm Diameter carnelian ball bead: 0.5 cm

Accession Number

13.3659

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads consists of twenty-nine large and seventeen small, blue faience ball beads, two faience quatrefoil beads, three faience cylinder beads, one faience barrel bead, two carnelian ball beads, and one tan ring bead, and one thick faience ring bead. There is also one loose, large ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 87. 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.

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S. F. / 87

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition