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Beads

This group contains eighteen beads and two fragments, including: fifteen cylinder beads (one broken); three roughly shaped leaf elements for a broad collar, each pierced at both ends; one large and one small faience fragment.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit A 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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Longest cylinder bead length: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Longest leaf length: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.) Largest fragment length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-522

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads