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Beads

Cylindrical beads of purple faience and one round bead, some still as originally strung. Box marked with this field number contained only 1 round seed.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x diameter of longest bead: 1.2 x 0.3 cm (1/2 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-36

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads