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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads contains 2 large faience ball beads, 1 smaller faience ball bead, 2 faience cylinder beads, 2 carnelian amulets, and 1 stool-shaped stone bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 178. 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.178

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, stone


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads