String of beads and amulets
Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 8
Overall: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.) length
Medium or Technique
Shell, glass, carnelian, amethyst, faience
Not On View
This string of 39 beads includes 12 tiny faience ring beads (some fused together), 2 pierced univalve shells, 3 large faience ball beads, 2 carnelian ball beads, 1 garnet melon bead, 1 amethyst ball bead, 2 faience quatrefoil beads, 1 turquoise glass drop pendant, 1 faience cylinder bead, 4 small faience barrel beads, 1 faience melon bead, 1 stone melon bead, 1 recumbent cat amulet, and 1 animal amulet.
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 8. 1913: 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