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String of beads and amulets

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This string of beads consists of about fifteen faience ring beads, about thirteen faience barrel beads, two fused glass ring beads and three small unidentifiable broken amulets (two faience, one steatite).


From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/139/B. 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–First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6, 2323–2040 B.C.


Mesheikh, Egypt


Overall: 13 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads