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Beads and amulets

This is a group of: a) 3 steatite barrel beads b) 4 bone barrel beads c) 6 steatite cylinder beads d) 1 black faience? barrel bead e) 1 blue faience ribbed cylinder bead f) 3 HAt amulets (forefront of lion) g) 1 unclassifiable amulet h) 2 bone Eye of Horus (wedjat) amulets i) 1...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5004 near neck of burial. 1923: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Smallest a: 1.2 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.) Largest a: 2.4 x 0.7 cm (15/16 x 1/4 in.) b: 0.6 x 1 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) Smallest c: 0.5 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.) Largest c: 0.5 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.) d: 0.5 x 2 cm (3/16 x 13/16 in.) e: 0.6 x 1.8 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.) Largest f: 0.8 x 0.5 x 1.4 cm (5/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.) Medium f: 0.7 x 1.3 cm (1/4 x 1/2 in.) Smallest f: 0.7 x 1 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) g: 1.4 x 0.7 x 0.4 cm (9/16 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.) h: 2 x 0.5 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.) i: 0.8 x 0.5 cm (5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-11-340a-i

Medium or Technique

Faience, bone, carnelian, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads