String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 40

Dimensions

Overall: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3580

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of 13 beads consists of 6 carnelian ring beads, 2 carnelian truncated spherical beads, 1 blue faience barrel bead, 1 blue faience truncated spherical bead, 1 amethyst ball bead, 1 carnelian squatting monkey amulet and 1 amethyst ba bird amulet (broken).

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