String of beads and amulet

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 40

Dimensions

Overall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.) length See description

Accession Number

13.3581

Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite, garnet

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains approximately 144 tiny faience ring beads, 15 large faience ball beads (1.0 cm), 8 small faience ball beads, 2 faience cylinder beads (.3 x 1.9 cm), 4 faience barrel beads, one quatrefoil bead (.6 cm), 2 garnet (?) ball beads (.5 cm), and an amazonite ape amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 40. 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