String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 165

Dimensions

Total length of beads: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.) Diameter big ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Bconical bead length: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3694

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of ten beads contains one biconical bead, one barrel bead, two large and four small ball beads, one cylinder bead, and one fragment of a very large cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 165. 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. / 165

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition