String of beads
Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5 C
Length of string of beads: 38.5 cm (15 3/16 in.) Smallest bright blue bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest bright blue bead: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Basic faience beads: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.) Amethyst bead: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a portion of a necklace consisting of about forty-three large faience ball beads (two of which are bright blue, the rest faded green), four small spherical faience beads (one of which is bright blue), and one amethyst ball bead (13-3-333B).
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5 C. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition