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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads and amulets consists of fourteen large and seven small ball beads, one quatrefoil bead, two grooved cylinder beads, one bright blue cylinder bead, one cylinder bead broken into two pieces, one melon bead, seven small barrel beads, twenty-four long and 7 seven short conical...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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. SF / 42

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 74 cm (29 1/8 in.) Diameter large ball bead: 1.2 cm Length large conical bead: 1.5 cm

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Medium or Technique

Faience, amazonite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads