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Beads and amulets

This group of beads and amulets contains: a) one small bird ? amulet of dark bluish-black stone b) 3 small rectangular blue-green faience amulets c) and d) 2 small faience amulets e) through j) 6 small amulets or beads of various shapes k) 2 blue faience ball beads l) 33 tiny blue faience ring...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 254 debris in front of chambers. 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



Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, black stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads