Beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 220

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.2 x 39 cm (original length of string) (1/16 x 15 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3879

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains about two hundred fifty small ring beads, one larger ball bead, two cylinder beads, one crouching ibis amulet, and one stylized wedjat  amulet. Some are still on a modern string, now broken.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 220. 1913: 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.

Findspot Information: S. F. / 220

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition