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String of beads and amulets

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This string consists of one pierced amazonite falcon amulet, one pierced amethyst hippopotamus head amulet, 2 blue faience ball beads and 1 black faience ball bead.


From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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 Mesheikh. Mes / Upper East / Slope.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.


Mesheikh, Egypt


Overall: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)Hawk; Overall: 1 cm (3/8 in.)Hippo

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets