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This group of nine beads contains two carnelian ball beads, one faceted carnelian cylinder bead, three faience barrel beads, and three faience ball beads.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, grave 2501 A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Object Place

Deir el Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads