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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads consists of approximately five hundred faience ring beads, two faience barrel beads,one large faience ball bead, one faience crumb bead, one silver biconical bead, one carnelian ring bead, one faience wadjet amulet, one faience stylized crocodile ? amulet, and one other...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 204. 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

Diameter and length: 0.3 x 60.1 cm (1/8 x 23 11/16 in.) Diameter of large ball: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Length x width of wedjat amulet: 1.5 x 1.1 cm (9/16 x 7/16 in.) Length x width crocodile: 2.1 x 0.9 cm (13/16 x 3/8 in.) Length x width of amulet? and diameter of ring bead: 1.2 x 0.9 x 0.3 cm (1/2 x 3/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3905

Medium or Technique

Faience, silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads