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String of beads and amulet

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This string of beads consists of one jasper lotus bud- form pendant bead, one carnelian heart-shaped pendant bead, one amazonite figure amulet, 2 faience ball beads, 3 small faience ring beads and one carnelian ring bead.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 4 cm (1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3595

Medium or Technique

Jasper, carnelian, amazonite, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets