Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 187

Dimensions

Amethyst bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Largeset carnelian bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Largest faience ball bead: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5569

Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains 1 amethyst ball bead; many faience ball, barrel and ring beads; and 2 carnelian ball beads. Some are on original stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition