String of beads and amulets
Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/128/A
Overall: 6.5 cm (2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Faience, carnelian, amethyst
Not On View
This string consists of two amethyst barrel beads; two carnelian ball beads and one carnelian barrel bead; one faience cylinder bead; one carnelian fly amulet; one amethyst fly amulet; and one carnelian hawk amulet.
From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/128/A. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition