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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads contains approximately one hundred ring beads, ten cylinder beads, one biconical bead, one barrel bead, two large ball beads, and barrel beads and one Bes ? and four hawk amulets.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/128/A. 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, Old Kingdom to First Intermediate Period, Dynast, 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1280

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads