Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, 5110 B; Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5110 B


a: 0.7 x 1 x 0.6 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.) c: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Smallest e: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest f: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest f: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) g: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Smallest h: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Largest h: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) i: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) j: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, glass, amethyst, bone, original fiber string

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World



This is a group of:
a) 1 faience oval bead with a transverse hole
b) 1 amethyst ball bead
c) 5 black glass ball beads
d) 2 green glass ball beads
e) about 65 faience ball beads
f) 1 large and 6 small faience barrel beads
g) 2 faience conical beads
h) about 20 tiny faience ring beads on original fiber string, a few loose tiny ring beads and 3 loose larger ring beads
i) 12 bone ring beads
j) 1 carnelian barrel bead
1 ridged triangular faience amulet/bead.
Many of these beads have been strung together.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5110 B. 1923: 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