User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Beads

This field number includes: a) two dark blue faience cylinder beads, one broken (L= 2.0cm, D= 0.5cm) b) two light blue faience cylinder beads and 4 fragments (largest, L= 2.0cm, D= 0.5cm) c) thirteen light blue faience cylinder beads( L= 1.0cm, D= 0.3cm) d) forty faience cylinder...

Show Full Description

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit B chamber 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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.6 cm (1 in.) length of largest See description

Accession Number

15-5-804

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian and steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads