String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 217

Dimensions

Overall: 7 cm (2 3/4 in.) - length of string

Accession Number

13.3858

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains 1 amethyst ball bead, 1 carnelian ball bead, 5 large faience ball beads, 3 faience barrel beads, 3 faience cylinder beads, and 7 faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 217. 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. / 217

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition