String of beads and amulet

Egyptian
Late Period (?)
760–332 B.C. (?)


Findspot: Egypt, Mes/2513

Dimensions

Overall: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1315

Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, faience, lapis lazuli

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of one amethyst barrel bead; one carnelian ball bead; one lapis lazuli ball bead, one faience ball bead, one faience short cylinder bead, two faience melon ring beads and a fine blue faience frog amulet for a total of 8 beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2513. 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