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This is a string of beads made of one carnelian Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead, one amethyst Eye of Horus (wedjat) bead, forty-five amethyst barrel and ball beads, twenty-one green glazed faience beads, two amazonite ball beads, and one carnelian rectangular spacer bead.


From Egypt, Abydos. 1902: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund on November 17, 1902. (Accession Date: November 17, 1902)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–13, 2040–1640 B.C.




Overall: 28.3 cm (11 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, faience, amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads