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String of beads and amulet

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This string of beads consists of eleven amethyst ball beads, ten carnelian ball beads, eight garnet ball beads, one flat stone bead, one faience ball bead, eight stone ball beads, and one wedjat eye of amazonite.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 140. 1913: 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 Sheikh Farag. S. F. / 201

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

String length: 22 cm (8 11/16 in.) Diameter amethyst ball bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Diameter carnelian ball bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3877

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, amethyst, garnet, stone, amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads