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Beads

Three amethyst barrel beads, strung on modern string

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of tomb 3. 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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

21.461

Medium or Technique

Amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads