String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 65

Dimensions

Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3642

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of 13 total beads consists of 4 blue faience cylinder beads, 1 blue faience carved cylinder bead, 1 blue faience rosette bead, 4 blue faience ball beads, 1 faience ball bead with black glaze, 1 shell ring bead, and 1 carnelian ball 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition