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Beads and amulets

This group of beads and amulets contains: a) six amethyst barrel beads b) nine amethyst ball beads c) six garnet ring beads d) one amazonite ba bird amulet e) one steatite amulet fragment and nine black faience beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 525 A debris. 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

Smallest: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Largest: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-43

Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite, amethyst, garnet, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads