Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos

Dimensions

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Accession Number

02.746

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, agate, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

21 objects:
Barrel Beads:
carnelian - 1.8x0.9
carnelian - 2.0x0.8
  carnelian - 2.2 x 1.0
quartz bionical- 21x1.0 (“s.2295, 0.2.746” in red ink)

Beads:
carnelian - 1.1x0.8 (stylized cowrie shell - flat on one side)
carnelian - 0.6x0.4 (ball bead, cut in half, with longitudinal ridges on one side)

Pendants:
agate - 2.1x0.6 (oval, longitudinal smooth, flattened on one side)
agate - 1.1x0.9 (vase)
agate - 1.8x 0.6 (vase)
carnelian - 1.8x 0.6 (drop pendant)
carnelian - 1.9x0.6 (vase)
carnelian - 1.0x0.6 (drop pendant)

Amulets:
carnelian - 2.0x0.4 (snake)
carnelian - 1.4x0.4 (snake)
carnelian - 1.4x0.4 (snake)
carnelian - 1.2x1.4 Eye of Horus (wedjat)
 amythest - 1.2x0.8 Eye of Horus (wedjat)
carnelian - 1.3x0.7 (frog)
carnelian - 0.9x0.6 (falcon)
carnelian - 1.4x0.7 (squatting child Horus)
carnelian - 2.2x0.8 (unidentified)

Provenance

From Egypt, Abydos.1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription