String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF/66

Dimensions

Length: 14 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3720

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, carnelian, garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Group of beads including: 3 large faience ball beads, 1 faience cylinder bead, 1 faience barrel bead, 4 carnelian ball beads, 2 biconical faience beads, 1 amethyst ball bead, 1 amethyst barrel bead, 3 garnet ball beads, and 6 small faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 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.66

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition