Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 531, near neck of burial

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 0.7 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-331a-f

Medium or Technique

Amazonite, faience, steatite, original fiber string, human bone

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads and amulets contains:

a) one amazonite wadjet eye amulet
b) one amazonite frog amulet
c) one irregular faience amulet
d) one steatite barrel bead
e) one steatite cylinder bead
f) about a hundred dark blue ring beads with original threads.

Small chips of human bone are mixed with the beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 531, near neck of burial. 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