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Three beads found in one bag: one blue faience ball bead, one faience barrel bead and one carnelian ball bead. The Object Register states that this group includes "cylindrical/ faience, one barrel-shaped/faience, small circular on original string/faience, small round/faience,...

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



Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Carnelian ball bead Diameter: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Faience barrel bead Diameter and length: 0.6 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 9/16 in.) Longest cylinder bead: 1.5 cm Smallest cylinder bead: .5 cm Ring bead: .1 cm Bag #1 Tiny faience ring bead Diameter : 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Bag #2 Length of largest cylinder: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.) Length of smallest cylinder: 0.5 cm

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian and steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads