Beads, amulets and scarabs

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18–20
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos ?


Overall: 17 cm (6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


Scarabs and scaraboids

This is a string of beads comprised of:
Three faience scarabs, inscribed on the base
Four plain cast faience or glass scarab amulets
Two faience rectangular plaques with incised designs
Two faience and one dark blue glass head of Hathor amulets
One faience lotus seed-vessel or pomegranate amulet
Approximately fifty faience ring or short cylinder beads, some double.
There are also 12 loose red, green and blue faience lotus seed-vessel or pomegranate amulets
These beads were all strung together with other beads and amulets at the time of the accession photograph. They were unstrung at some point and some of the bead elements were removed and incorporated into collar 65.1723 now in EV case 3. Also used were beads from 03.1618 - 03.1623. and 03.1775- 03.1778.
(Mark: =hand drawn= 14).


From Egypt, possibly from Abydos. 1903: 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: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription