String of beads and amulets

Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 86


Overall: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This string of beads and amulets contains approximately 27 faience amulets including wedjat eyes, Taweret figures, and unidentified amulets. Also included are two ring beads, one cylinder bead, one broken cylinder bead, one large flat faience bead with incised design, and one broken cowrie shell. They are strung very tightly together making individual identifications difficult.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 86. 1913: 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.

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 86

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition