String of ring beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 178

Dimensions

Diameter: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5260

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

These are about 220 very fragile tiny blue ring beads on fragments of original stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 178. 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