Beads and amulets


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 254 debris in front of chambers


Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, black stone

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World



This group of beads and amulets contains:
a) one small bird  amulet of dark bluish-black stone
b) 3 small rectangular blue-green faience amulets
c) and d) 2 small faience amulets
e) through j) 6 small amulets or beads of various shapes
k) 2 blue faience ball beads
l) 33 tiny blue faience ring beads
1 broken double ring bead
1 flat disc bead
1 small human figure bead
1 small unidentifiable bead


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 254 debris in front of chambers. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition