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Beads and amulets

This group of beads and amulets contains: b) 1 irregular lapis bird ? amulet c) 4 faience ball beads d) 24 faience ring beads in 2 sizes (2 are double, one is broken) e) one tiny cap of unknown material and one tiny ring bead with a pendant attached and one double-ring bead fragment

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 231 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

Egyptian,

Findspot

Egypt

Dimensions

Smallest: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Largest: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-270b-e

Medium or Technique

Lapis lazuli, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads