String of beads and amulets
Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 56
Overall: 29 cm (11 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Shell, faience, carnelian and amethyst
Not On View
This string of thirty-seven total beads consists of eleven large and six small faience ball beads, seven faience rosette beads, four faience cylinder beads, three conical beads (two blue faience and one beige-white faience), one faience biconical bead, one pierced shell, one carnelian hippo head amulet, one carnelian ball bead, one amethyst hippo head amulet, and one unidentifiable amethyst amulet.
From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 56. 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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition