String of beads and amulets

Late Period (?)
760–332 B.C. (?)

Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/135/A


Other: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, haematite, glass (?)

Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World



This string consists fourteen beads as follows: one faience melon bead, one large faience ball bead, one plain faience cylinder bead, one faience cylinder bead with incised spiral decoration, one fine haematite barrel bead: one carnelian tear drop pendant, one small flat oval carnelian bead pierced side to side, one faience conical bead, one flattened cylinder bead with grooved decoration, and five faience amulets including one complete and one broken falcon and one ye of Horus (wedjat).


From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/135/A. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition