Bead amulet

Made By: Egyptian

Date: no date
Medium: stone
Dimensions:
Overall: 11/16 x 5/16 in. (1.7 x 0.8 cm)
Classification: ANCIENT
Credit Line: Gift of Horace Mayer
Object number: 61.19.1.W
Descriptionpartially transparent light- to mid-purple stone. Barrel-shaped bead of "swirt" or "swit" started in the Middle Kingdom, was worn around throat of the mummy as part of a necklace. Often inscribed with the owner's name. Because of its location, might be a protection from snakebite.
Inscribed: no inscription
Terms
  • jewelry
  • amulet
  • religious object
  • bead
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