Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5411 debris

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-12-52a-i

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads and amulets contains:
a) 2 carnelian leg amulets
b) 1 carnelian barrel bead
c) 1 carnelian cylinder bead
d) about 180 carnelian ring beads strung together
e) 1 carnelian ba bird amulet
g) 1 faience hand amulet
i) 1 faience hawk amulet

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5411 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