String of beads with amulet in the form of a foot

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaeed, (Mes / 800)

Dimensions

Overall: 8cm (3 1/8in.) Amulet: 1.2 x 2.5 cm (1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

13.3867

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

This string of beads consists of two faience, and sixteen carnelian ball beads with one carnelian leg shaped amulet.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 800 [M/800]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition