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String of beads and amulet

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This string of beads consists of one amethyst barrel bead; one carnelian ball bead; one lapis lazuli ball bead, one faience ball bead, one faience short cylinder bead, two faience melon ring beads and a fine blue faience frog amulet for a total of 8 beads.


From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2513. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period (?), 760–332 B.C. (?)


Mes/2513, Egypt


Overall: 5.4 cm (2 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Amethyst, carnelian, faience, lapis lazuli


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads