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String of beads and amulets

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This string of 39 beads includes 12 tiny faience ring beads (some fused together), 2 pierced univalve shells, 3 large faience ball beads, 2 carnelian ball beads, 1 garnet melon bead, 1 amethyst ball bead, 2 faience quatrefoil beads, 1 turquoise glass drop pendant, 1 faience cylinder bead, 4...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 8. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 19 cm (7 1/2 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3548

Medium or Technique

Shell, glass, carnelian, amethyst, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads