Beads and amulets

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5004 near neck of burial

Dimensions

Smallest a: 1.2 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.) Largest a: 2.4 x 0.7 cm (15/16 x 1/4 in.) b: 0.6 x 1 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) Smallest c: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.) Largest c: 0.5 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.) d: 0.5 x 2 cm (3/16 x 13/16 in.) e: 0.6 x 1.8 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.) Largest f: 0.8 x 0.5 x 1.4 cm (5/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.) Medium f: 0.7 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.) Smallest f: 0.7 x 1 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) g: 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.) h: 2 x 0.5 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.) i: 0.8 x 0.5 cm (5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-340a-i

Medium or Technique

Faience, bone, carnelian, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of:
a) 3 steatite barrel beads
b) 4 bone barrel beads
c) 6 steatite cylinder beads
d) 1 black faience? barrel bead
e) 1 blue faience ribbed cylinder bead
f) 3 HAt amulets (forefront of lion)
g) 1 unclassifiable amulet
h) 2 bone Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets
i) 1 carnelian ring bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5004 near neck of burial. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition