String of amulets and beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 191

Dimensions

Length: 5.3 cm (2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3900

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This string contains amulets in the following shapes: dog-headed ape, “nt” sign, hawk, and djed sign. It also has three ball beads, one truncated ball bead, three ring beads, and one barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 191. 1913: 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