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Ring beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 28

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) diameter of largest bead

Accession Number

13.5169

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

These are five carnelian ring beads of varying sizes.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 28. 1913: 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