Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5037 neck

Dimensions

Smallest a: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Largest a: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) b: 0.6 x 1.5 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.) c: 0.8 x 0.3 x 0.9 cm (5/16 x 1/8 x 3/8 in.) d: 0.8 x 1.2 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.) e: 0.7 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.) f: 1 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.) g: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.) h: 1.6 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (5/8 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.) i: 1 x 0.6 cm (3/8 x 1/4 in.) j: 0.7 x 1 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) k: 0.5 x 1.1 cm (3/16 x 7/16 in.) l: 0.7 x 1.1 cm (1/4 x 7/16 in.) m: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-248

Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This is a group of:
a) 14 faience barrel beads of varying sizes
b) 1 grooved glass barrel bead
c) 1 faience cylinder bead
d-l) 9 irregularly shaped amulets, one is possibly a “mother goddess Venus” amulet
m) 5 cowrie shells
This assemblage was found at the neck of a burial and the Object Register calls it a “necklace (incomplete)”.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5037 neck. 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