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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.


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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amazonite, green stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads