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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads and amulets consists of approximately eighty-seven ball beads in graduated sizes, twelve barrel beads of different sizes, one small pendant, two uninscribed scarabs, one wedjat eye amulet, three hippo head amulets, and one falcon ? amulet.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 42. 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.


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 75 cm (29 1/2 in.) Largest ball: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Smallest ball: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Width of large scarab: 1 cm (3/8 in.) Length of large scarab: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands