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This string of beads consists of: two faience bi-conical beads (23-10-282c) one small garnet ball bead (23-10-283g) one amethyst ball bead (23-10-337b) one bi-conical, and one small carnelian barrel bead (23-10-282b and 23-10-337d) eleven carnelian ball beads (six are 23-10-283a, five are...

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From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, S.F.244 B. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: June 4, 1925)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1640 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Sheikh Farag, Egypt


Overall: 29cm (11 7/16in.) Sphinx: Length: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Amethyst hawk amulets: Height: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.) Carnelian hyppo amulet: Length: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, amazonite, garnet, faience, glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads