Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 525 A debris

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-43

Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite, amethyst, garnet, steatite

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads and amulets contains:

a) six amethyst barrel beads
b) nine amethyst ball beads
c) six garnet ring beads
d) one amazonite ba bird amulet
e) one steatite amulet fragment

and nine black faience beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 525 A debris. 1923: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition