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Beads and amulet

Approximately 22 assorted glass, faience, carnelian beads (strung and loose) in red, black, white, green and blue with an ibis amulet. Amulet: faience - 2.2x0.8 (green Ibis) Beads: quartz- 2.4x2.0 (translucent, clear lenticular bead) carnelian - 2.0x0.8 (flattened barrel bead) carnelian -...

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From Egypt, Saft el-Hinna (Goshen), Tomb 530. 1905-6, excavated by W. M. F. Petrie for the Egyptian Research Account; assigned to the Egyptian Research Account by the government of Egypt; presented to the MFA by the Egyptian Research Account.

Credit Line

Egyptian Research Account by subscription

Egyptian, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp,


Saft el-Hinna, Egypt

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Medium or Technique

Glass, faience, quartz, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads