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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads and amulets contains approximately 27 faience amulets including wedjat eyes, Taweret figures, and unidentified amulets. Also included are two ring beads, one cylinder bead, one broken cylinder bead, one large flat faience bead with incised design, and one broken cowrie...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 86. 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. S.F. / 86

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 13.2 cm (5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3639

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads