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String of beads and amulet

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This string of beads contains approximately 144 tiny faience ring beads, 15 large faience ball beads (1.0 cm), 8 small faience ball beads, 2 faience cylinder beads (.3 x 1.9 cm), 4 faience barrel beads, one quatrefoil bead (.6 cm), 2 garnet (?) ball beads (.5 cm), and an amazonite ape amulet.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 40. 1913: 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, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 45 cm (17 11/16 in.) length See description

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Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite, garnet


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads