Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 532 B thieves debris


a: 0.8 x 0.6 x 1.8 cm (5/16 x 1/4 x 11/16 in.) b: 0.8 x 0.6 x 1 cm (5/16 x 1/4 x 3/8 in.) c: 0.8 x 1 cm (5/16 x 3/8 in.) d: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) e: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) f: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World



This is a group of:

a) one flat bright blue faience barrel bead with serrated edges
b) one broken cylinder bead  of unidentifiable material
c) one carnelian barrel bead
d) one carnelian ball bead
e) one faience ball bead
f) one tiny faience ring bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 532 B thieves debris. 1923: 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