String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 74

Dimensions

Other: length of string 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3636

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads and amulets contains an amethyst ape amulet, a carnelian heart or vessel-shaped pendant bead, a small amethyst ball bead, a large black faience ball bead and 2 small black faience ball beads, and one broken black faience ball  bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 74. 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