Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5038 body

Dimensions

Feet amulets: 2 x 0.5 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.) Ring bead diameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Cylinder bead length: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Tear bead length: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-427a-d

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, stone

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

These are 6 beads and amulets as follows:
a) a pair of carnelian feet amulets “BAS 14-cc BES 290”
b) 1 carnelian tear-shaped bead
c) 1 tiny carnelian ring bead
d) 2 slightly square stone cylinder beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh el-Farag SF 5038 body. 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