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Beaded collar with amulets

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The central motif of this small, elegant collar, is a large, hollow gold ball bead flanked by a pair of amulets in the form of wadjet eyes, one of the most popular and powerful amulets for warding off potential threats. Centrally placed on each side of the main motif is an openwork amulet...

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From Sheikh Farag, tomb SF 43. Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 1913: assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2061–1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Naga el-Deir, Egypt


Length: 18.5 cm (7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed steatite, gold, electrum


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands