String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 190

Dimensions

Diameter of shell ring and length of string: 0.3 x 70.2 cm (1/8 x 27 5/8 in.) Diameter aof carnelian ball: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3901

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, shell, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of approximately two hundred twenty-five small black faience ring beads, seventy-five shell ring beads, and ninety small carnelian ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 190. 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 / 190

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition