String of beads and amulets

New Kingdom, Dynasty 18
1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Abydos ?


Overall: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, glass, carnelian

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This string of beads is comprised of:
Nine green and ten yellow opaque glass beads, each with two black spots
Eleven black glass barrel beads
Three faience Bes amulets
One blue green glass ball bead
Four small carnelian ring beads
One faience cylinder bead
One faience ring bead
One faience barrel bead
One faience ball bead
One faience Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead
One large faience scarab with an inscription on the base
One drop-shaped faience pendant


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