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String of beads and aegis

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This string of beads is comprised of ten large turquoise blue faience biconical beads alternating with sixteen small light blue faience ball beads. In the center is a double aegis amulet of Mut and Sekhmet (or Bastet?). This large amulet is bored twice in the center. On the back side there is a...

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Between 1900 and 1907, acquired in Egypt by Goddard Du Bois (b. 1869 – d. 1925) and Josephine Cook Du Bois (b. 1864 – d. 1961), New York; 1945, gift of Mrs. Du Bois to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 27, 1945)

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Gift of Mrs. Goddard Dubois, "Goddard and Josephine Du Bois"


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Amulet: 5.3 x 3.8 cm (2 1/16 x 1 1/2 in.) Diameter and length biconical bead: 3.5 x 1 cm (1 3/8 x 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads