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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.

Provenance

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.

Findspot

el-Rizeiqat, Egypt

Dimensions

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

04.1863

Medium or Technique

Amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets