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Bead

One barrel bead of faded green glazed steatite.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit C, chamber Y debris. 1915: 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, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-144

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads