Beads and amulets

New Kingdom
1550–1070 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Sinai


Other: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.) See description

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Polychrome faience

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This is a group of broad collar elements. There are eleven pendants altogether, composed of two Hathor heads (1.5 x 1 cm), two daisy rosettes (1.4 cm D), 2 red and mauve poppy petals (1.5 x .8 cm), 2 yellow and purple mandrake fruits (1.2 x 1.1 cm), 2 bunches of grapes - one olive green and one purple (.9 x .5 cm), and 1 purple and brown leaf pendant (3.2 x .8 cm).
These beads and others were strung together at the time of the accession photograph. They were unstrung at some point and several small ring beads and one flower pendant have been incorporated into collar 65.1723 in E-V case 3. See also 03.1618 - 03.1623. and 03.1775- 03.1778.


From Egypt, Sinai. Excavated by the Egypt Exploration Fund; assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund by the government of Egypt; given to the MFA by the Egypt Exploration Fund.

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription