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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads and amulets consists of 140 total beads and includes one large lenticular bead, one smaller lenticular bead, two short cylinder beads , one long cylinder bead, one lion amulet, two small hippo head amulets, one small hawk amulet, one unidentified head amulet, one barrel...

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Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place for Label

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Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall length: 75 cm (29 1/2 in.) Large lenticular bead: 3.2 cm (1 1/4 in.) Lion amulet: 2 cm (13/16 in.) Small lenticular bead: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3621

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads