String of beads and amulets

Egyptian
Third Intermediate Period to Late Period, Dynasty 20–25
1186–660 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, D 79

Dimensions

Overall: 80 cm (31 1/2 in.) Length x width rectangular bead: 4.5 x 1 cm (1 3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

RES.01.93

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string is comprised of two stylized Eye of Horus (wedjat)  amulets, one large rectangular bead with incised line decoration, eleven biconical beads, twenty-four short black cylinder beads, seven striped cylinder beads, and six plain cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Abydos, tomb D 79. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession date: October 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription