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Beads and amulets

This group of beads contains about two hundred fifty small ring beads, one larger ball bead, two cylinder beads, one crouching ibis amulet, and one stylized wedjat ? amulet. Some are still on a modern string, now broken.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 220. 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: S. F. / 220

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



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads