String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 185

Dimensions

Length of string: 68 x shell bead diameter 0.4 cm (26 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3716

Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of one carnelian ball bead, three barrel carnelian beads, and about 300 shell ring beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 185. 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.185

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition