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String of beads and amulets

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This string of faience beads and amulets contains 1 large carnelian barrel bead, 2 faience cylinder beads, 1 faience biconical bead, pierced vertically in center, 5 small barrel faience barrel eads, 5 thick faience ring beads, and 18 faience wedjat amulets.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 10. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 16.5 cm (6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads