String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 208

Dimensions

Diameter faience ball bead: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter ring beads: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5565

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains one small carnelian ring bead, 2 large faience ball beads, 2 faience cylinder beads (one with a black-painted spiral), 8 faience ring beads and 3 small faience ball beads. There is also one loose carnelian ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheik Farag SF 208. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition