String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF/209

Dimensions

Length: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3869

Medium or Technique

Faience, garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains 8 garnet ball beads, 3 faience cylinder beads, 1 large faience ring bead, 4 faience barrel beads, 2 small faience ball beads, 4 large faience ball beads, about 84 faience double ring beads (some broken) and a few faience ring beads. Note that the string is now broken.

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. / 209

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition