String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Razigat

Dimensions

Overall: 17cm (6 11/16in.) Monkey amulet : 2 x 1.1 cm (13/16 x 7/16 in.) Scarab amulet: 1.9 x 0.9 cm (3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.1862

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This string of twenty-two beads and amulets includes twelve ball beads, four barrel beads, one unclassifiable amulet, one crouched female sphinx amulet, one large monkey amulet, one scarab amulet, one flat- backed hippo head amulet and one falcon amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Rizeiqat. 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund