Beads and amulets


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 531, near neck of burial


Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 0.7 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amazonite, faience, steatite, original fiber string, human bone

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World



This group of beads and amulets contains:

a) one amazonite wadjet eye amulet
b) one amazonite frog amulet
c) one irregular faience amulet
d) one steatite barrel bead
e) one steatite cylinder bead
f) about a hundred dark blue ring beads with original threads.

Small chips of human bone are mixed with the beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 531, near neck of burial. 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