Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5038 burial

Dimensions

Larger c: 0.5 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Smaller c: 0.4 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) d: 0.6 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) Smallest e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest e: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Complete f: 0.7 x 1 x 0.4 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.) Fragment f: 1 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.) h: 0.4 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm (3/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.) i: 0.4 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.) j: 0.8 x 1.2 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.) k: 0.6 x 1.8 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1516

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, steatite, faience, stone ?

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group consisting of:
c) 2 steatite cylinder beads
d) 1 carnelian barrel bead
e) 3 carnelian ring bead
f) 1 irregular amulet bead and one fragment of an amulet bead 
h) 1 faience crocodile? amulet
i) 1 blue faience cylinder bead with lighter band wrapped around the center
j) 1 white stone or faience barrel bead
k) 1 steatite cylinder bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5038 burial. 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