Steatite necklace from the burial of a man

Middle Kingdom

Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, tomb 5117

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Green glazed steatite

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World


Necklaces and neck bands

8 cylinder beads, 1 with 4 faces. All on original stringing. Found on body of mummy from coffin 23-12-183 of a man, hereditary noble, royal seal bearer, sole friend, Nsty-ikr


From Sheikh Farag grave 5117: S.F.5117
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