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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads and amulets consists of five large and one small faience ball beads, thirty tiny faience ring beads, thirty-seven faience quatrefoil beads, one faience cylinder bead, one large and four small faience barrrel beads, one garnet or glass barrel bead, one carnelian ball bead,...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag. 1913: 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 Sheikh Farag. S.F.170

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 33.4 cm (13 1/8 in.) Diameter large ball bead: 1.2 cm Drop pendant: 1.5 L x 0.8 W Diameter quatrefoil: 0.6 cm

Accession Number

13.3711

Medium or Technique

Faience, garnet or glass, amethyst, carnelian, amazonite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads