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Beads and amulets

This group of beads contains eighteen large faience ball beads; two small faience ball beads; three amulets, one amazonite hawk, a green stone hawk, and a carnelian ape (?). There are also some pieces of modern stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 126. 1913: 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. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F.126

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3674

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amazonite, green stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads