String of beads and amulets


Object Place: Egypt


Overall: 41 cm (16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World



This string is comprised of fofrty-three faience amulet pendants, including a cartouche of Akhenaten, strung with fifty-one carnelian barrel beads as spacers and one tiny faience ring bead. One pendant has broken off from its suspension ring. Installed (in part) in reconstructed collar 65.1723. There are also several loose faience beads as follows: two oval pendant beads, two drop pendant beads, and two amulet beads.


Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1945, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1945)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Goddard Dubois, "Goddard and Josephine Du Bois"