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String of beads and amulets

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This string of 13 beads consists of 6 carnelian ring beads, 2 carnelian truncated spherical beads, 1 blue faience barrel bead, 1 blue faience truncated spherical bead, 1 amethyst ball bead, 1 carnelian squatting monkey amulet and 1 amethyst ba bird amulet (broken).

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 40. 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: 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.) length

Accession Number

13.3580

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads