String of beads and amulets


Findspot: Egypt, D79


Length x width largest rectangular bead: 3.9 x 0.7 cm (1 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, mbronze ?

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World



This string is comprised of ten stylized Eye of Horus (wedjat)  amulets, eighteen black cylinder beads, six rectangular beads with incised line decoration, two biconical beads, three blue cylinder beads and six brown cylinder beads. A bronze  wire coil is suspended from the center.


From Abydos, tomb D 79. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession date: October 1, 1901, Deaccessioned: December 29, 1906)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription