String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 170

Dimensions

Diameter of garnet barrel and length of string: 0.8 x 32 cm (5/16 x 12 5/8 in.) Diameter of amethyst ball: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3721

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of one garnet barrel bead, five amethyst ball beads, about sixty-five carnelian ball beads and two carnelian barrel beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 170. 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. SF / 170

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition