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String of beads and amulets

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This string of twenty-two beads and amulets includes twelve ball beads, four barrel beads, one unclassifiable amulet, one crouched female sphinx amulet, one large monkey amulet, one scarab amulet, one flat- backed hippo head amulet and one falcon amulet.


From Egypt, Rizeiqat. 1904: purchased for the MFA by Albert M. Lythgoe.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Razigat, Egypt


Overall: 17cm (6 11/16in.) Monkey amulet : 2 x 1.1 cm (13/16 x 7/16 in.) Scarab amulet: 1.9 x 0.9 cm (3/4 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets