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Beads and amulets

This is a group consisting of: c) 2 steatite cylinder beads d) 1 carnelian barrel bead e) 3 carnelian ring bead f) 1 irregular amulet bead and one fragment of an amulet bead ? h) 1 faience crocodile? amulet i) 1 blue faience cylinder bead with lighter band wrapped around the center j) 1...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5038 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

Larger c: 0.5 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Smaller c: 0.4 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.) d: 0.6 x 0.9 cm (1/4 x 3/8 in.) Smallest e: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Largest e: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Complete f: 0.7 x 1 x 0.4 cm (1/4 x 3/8 x 3/16 in.) Fragment f: 1 x 0.8 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.) h: 0.4 x 1.2 x 0.4 cm (3/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.) i: 0.4 x 0.9 cm (3/16 x 3/8 in.) j: 0.8 x 1.2 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.) k: 0.6 x 1.8 cm (1/4 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23.1516

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, steatite, faience, stone ?

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads