String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 204

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.3 x 60.1 cm (1/8 x 23 11/16 in.) Diameter of large ball: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Length x width of wedjat amulet: 1.5 x 1.1 cm (9/16 x 7/16 in.) Length x width crocodile: 2.1 x 0.9 cm (13/16 x 3/8 in.) Length x width of amulet? and diameter of ring bead: 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.3 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3905

Medium or Technique

Faience, silver

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of approximately five hundred faience ring beads, two faience barrel beads,one large faience ball bead, one faience crumb bead, one silver biconical bead, one carnelian ring bead, one faience wadjet amulet, one faience stylized crocodile  amulet, and one other faience amulet unidentifiable.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 204. 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