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Beads and amulet

This group of beads contains one carnelian double-bored ball bead, one amazonite bull's head amulet, one loose faience ring bead, and two faience beads that are either multiple beads or groups of ring beads stuck together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 532. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Ring beads: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Carnelian bead: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Amulet: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-71

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amazonite, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads