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String of beads and amulet

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This string of twelve beads contains 3 carnelian barrel beads, 1 quartz barrel bead, 1 small carnelian ring bead, 1 garnet barrel bead, 1 faience barrel bead, 2 blue and 1 black faience ball beads, one blue faience ring bead, and one greenstone crouched sphinx amulet.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 199. 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. / 199

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 9 cm (3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3878

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, garnet, quartz, greenstone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads