String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, el-Rizeiqat

Dimensions

Diameter largest ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Height x width hawk amulet: 1 1/2 x 1 in. (3.8 x 2.5 cm) Total Length: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1863

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This string of thirteen beads and amulets includes two melon beads, two ball beads, one scaraboid bead, three hawk amulets, one unclassifiable amulet, two crouched female sphinx amulets, one standing monkey amulet and one flat-backed hippo head amulet.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund