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Beads and amulets

This is a group of: a) One amulet of a crude tall figure, possibly wearing white crown? with a suspension ring on back b) one globular pendant c) 3 ring beads d) 2 disc beads.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 515 floor debris beside coffin. 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


a: 2.5 x 0.9 x 0.5 cm (1 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.) b: 1.5 x 1 x 0.7 cm (9/16 x 3/8 x 1/4 in.) c: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) d: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads