Beads and shell


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5021 A


Smallest: 0.2 cm (1/16 in.) Largest: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, shell

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World



This group of beads and a shell contains:
a) 1 faience drop (pear shaped) bead
b) 1 faience barrel bead
c) 2 faience cylinder beads with grooves and 1 flattened cylinder bead
d) many faience ring beads on original string
e) 1 big and 1 small faience ball beads
f) 1 amethyst ball bead
g) 1 broken faience flat bead with a ring on the back
h) 1 pierced univalve shell


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5021 A. 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