Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5110 A debris

Dimensions

a: 1.7 x 1.3 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.) b: 0.9 x 1.6 cm (3/8 x 5/8 in.) Smallest c: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest c: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) d: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Smallest e: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest e: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) f: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-480a-f

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, bone, amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of:
a) one amazonite hawk amulet
b) one amulet in the shape of a solid cylinder with a loop for suspension at the top
c) about seventy faience ball beads, some with the opening of the boring split at one end
d) one carnelian ball bead
e) eight faience ring beads
f) one bone ring bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5110 A debris. 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