String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 139

Dimensions

Length: 61 cm (24 in.) See description

Accession Number

13.3683

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads contains 7 large (1.1 cm)and 14 small ball beads, 1 large (1.2 cm) and 2 small melon beads, 6 cylinder beads (.5 x 1.9 cm), 3 complete (.8 x 1.2 cm)and 1 broken amulet, 23 tiny black ball beads, 74 small ring beads, 7 barrel beads and one multiple ring bead (.5 x .6 cm).

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 139. 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. / 139

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition