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Beads and amulet

b) Hathor Head amulet, similar to 24-3-762; d) 4 small ring, slit; e) 2 small cowrie shells; Semna.


From Semna; 1924 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

Egyptian, New Kingdom,

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, ivory, shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads