String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 56

Dimensions

Overall length of necklace: 38.8 cm (15 1/4 in.) Drop pendant bead: 1 x 1.5 cm (3/8 x 9/16 in.) Faceted cylinder bead: 0.2 x 1.2 cm (1/16 x 1/2 in.) Smallest barrel bead: 0.3 x 1 cm (1/8 x 3/8 in.) Largest barrel bead: 0.9 x 2 cm (3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3606

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst, garnet, shell, amazonite

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains 39 blue faience quatrefoil beads (.7 cm), 6 large faience barrel beads (.9 x 1.9 cm), 18 faience ball beads (.4 cm), 5 small faience ring beads, 4 carnelian ring beads (.4 cm), 1 carnelian barrel bead (.5 cm), 1 amazonite drop pendant bead (.9 x 1.6), 1 shell faceted cylinder bead (.3 x 1.3 cm), 1 amethyst ball bead (.6 cm), 2 small garnet ring beads and 1 garnet ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 56.1913: 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. / 57

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition