String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 42

Dimensions

Overall: 47.3 cm (18 5/8 in.) Diameter and length largest barrel: 1.1 x 1.5 cm (7/16 x 9/16 in.) Diameter smallest ball: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3622

Medium or Technique

Hematite, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of forty-nine total beads consists of twenty-four large hematite barrel beads, graduated in size,and twenty-five faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition