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String of beads and amulets

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This string of thirteen beads and amulets includes two melon beads, two ball beads, one scaraboid bead, three hawk amulets, one unclassifiable amulet, two crouched female sphinx amulets, one standing monkey amulet and one flat-backed hippo head amulet.


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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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


el-Rizeiqat, Egypt


Diameter largest ball bead: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Height x width hawk amulet: 1 1/2 x 1 in. (3.8 x 2.5 cm) Total Length: 10 cm (3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets