Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Shiekh Farag, SF 255 stairway

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-349

Medium or Technique

Stone, faience, carnelian, amethyst, amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads and amulets contains:

a) one amethyst hand amulet
b) one amethyst hawk amulet
c) one carnelian hawk amulet
e) one long irregularly shaped bead or amulet of brown stone
f) two amazonite hippo head amulets (Object Register lists 4)
g) one faience quatrefoil bead
h) one faience barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 255 stairway. 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