String of beads and amulet

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 40

Dimensions

Other: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3595

Medium or Technique

Jasper, carnelian, amazonite, faience

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This string of beads consists of one jasper lotus bud- form pendant bead, one carnelian heart-shaped pendant bead, one amazonite figure amulet, 2 faience ball beads, 3 small faience ring beads and one carnelian ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 40. 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