String of beads and amulet

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 187

Dimensions

Length: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3718

Medium or Technique

Glass, amethyst, faience, carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains 3 faience cylinder beads, 3 faience barrel beads, 4 faience ball beads, 1 faience amulet with openwork, 5 faience ring beads, 1 amethyst ball bead, 1 carnelian ball bead, and 1 glass ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag 187. 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.187

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition