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Beads and amulets

These are 6 beads and amulets as follows: a) a pair of carnelian feet amulets "BAS 14-cc BES 290" b) 1 carnelian tear-shaped bead c) 1 tiny carnelian ring bead d) 2 slightly square stone cylinder beads


From Egypt, Sheikh el-Farag SF 5038 body. 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



Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Feet amulets: 2 x 0.5 x 1.5 cm (13/16 x 3/16 x 9/16 in.) Ring bead diameter: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.) Cylinder bead length: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Tear bead length: 1 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads