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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads consists of two blue, faience amulets (one falcon and one unidentifiable), forty-two faience ball beads, five bi-conical and four cylinder beads, one conical and one cylinder glass bead with black stripes, ten carnelian ring beads, eight carnelian ball beads, two amethyst...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 94. 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.94

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 53 cm (20 7/8 in.) Diameter largest faience ball bead: 1.0 cm Length striped cylinder bead: 1.5 cm Length striped conical: 3.1 cm Diameter carnelian ball bead: 0.8 cm Diameter amethyst ball bead: 0.5 cm

Accession Number

13.3656

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, amethyst, hematite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands