Strings of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 8

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3547

Medium or Technique

Mud

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

These 2 strands of beads contain flat discs of mud pressed out by fingers and pierced. One string contains 6 flat discs, the other 7 flat discs and one cylinder bead. They could be paddle doll wig beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 8. 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.8

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition