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String of beads with amulet in the form of a foot

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This string of beads consists of two faience, and sixteen carnelian ball beads with one carnelian leg shaped amulet.


From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 800 [M/800]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; 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, 2061–1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Mesaeed, Egypt


Overall: 8cm (3 1/8in.) Amulet: 1.2 x 2.5 cm (1/2 x 1 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets