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String of beads and amulet

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This string of beads consists of 4 faience ball beads (two with rimmed spots), one bone or shell cylinder bead, two bone or shell disc beads and one faience Bes amulet.


From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh. Mes / 2100

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Greco-Roman Period,


Mesheikh, Egypt


Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, bone or shell


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads