String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 56

Dimensions

Overall: 52 cm (20 1/2 in.) Length wedjat eye: 1.4 cm Length foot amulet: 1.6 cm Width hippo head: 0.8 L x 0.5 cm Depth faience ball bead: 0.4 cm

Accession Number

13.3640

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amazonite, glass

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Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of 116 blue-green faience ball beads, one glass barrel bead, one black faience ball bead, fifteen quatrefoil faience beads, and two carnelian discs. Also included are two carnelian foot amulets, two carnelian hippo beads, one faience wedjat eye, and one amazonite hawk.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 56. 1913: 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 Sheikh Farag. S.F.56

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition