String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 85

Dimensions

Lentoid bead: 1.1 x 1.3 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.) Carnelian barrel bead length: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3693

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of seven beads contains two carnelian ball beads, one carnelian barrel
bead, two amethyst barrel beads, one large amethyst lentoid bead, and one small blue faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 85. 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. / 85

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition