String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 65

Dimensions

Length: 61 cm (24 in.) Diameter of largest ball bead: 2.4 cm (7/8 in.) Diameter of smallest bead: 0.2 cm Length of largest cylinder bead: 3.2 cm

Accession Number

13.3628

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of one very large and three large faience ball beads, thirteen faience cylinder beads, three faience quatrefoil beads, two faience barrel beads, twenty-three faience ball beads, about 336 tiny glass ring beads, and one carnelian ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 65. 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.65

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition