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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads and amulets contains an amethyst ape amulet, a carnelian heart or vessel-shaped pendant bead, a small amethyst ball bead, a large black faience ball bead and 2 small black faience ball beads, and one broken black faience ball ? bead.


From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 74. 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


Other: length of string 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads