String of beads and amulets
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh
Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)Hawk; Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)Hippo
Medium or Technique
Faience, amethyst, amazonite
Not On View
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.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition