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Beads and amulets

This group of beads and amulets contains: a) 4 large ball beads b) ring beads c) 3 Hwt amulets ? d) 4 melon beads e) 2 pear shaped beads f) 1 small cylinder bead g) 2 grooved ring beads 1 long cylinder bead 2 disc beads 1 small ball bead b, c, d, e, f, and g are strung together with the...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 253 C. 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: 3.5 cm (1 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads