String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)Hawk; Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)Hippo

Accession Number

12.1442

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, amazonite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This string consists of one pierced amazonite falcon amulet, one pierced amethyst hippopotamus head amulet, 2 blue faience ball beads and 1 black faience ball bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / Upper East / Slope.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition