String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 42

Dimensions

Overall: 75 cm (29 1/2 in.) Largest ball: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Smallest ball: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Width of large scarab: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Length of large scarab: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

13.3916

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

This string of beads and amulets consists of approximately eighty-seven ball beads in graduated sizes, twelve barrel beads of different sizes, one small pendant, two uninscribed scarabs, one wedjat eye amulet, three hippo head amulets, and one falcon  amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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