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String of beads and amulets

This string of beads consists of one amazonite barrel bead; one crystal ring bead with a large boring; one black stone ? multiple ring bead; and three tiny faience amulets.


From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2109. 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

Egyptain, Old Kingdom–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.


Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads