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Beads

Four beads: a) carnelian cylinder bead with one hole lengthwise and one hole crosswise through its center. b) blue faience cylinder bead. c) very small blue faience barrel bead, d) dark blue stone biconical bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, terrace debris east of Tomb 1. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

a)Length: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) b)Length: 1.0 cm (3/8 in.) c)Length: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) d)Length: 1.0 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-551a-d

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience, stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads