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Beads

This group contains: a) one green glazed steatite barrel bead; b) one light blue faience cylinder bead; c) one dark blue faience cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit C 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, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

a) 1.4 cm; b) 1.5 cm; c) 1.1 cm

Accession Number

15-4-136a-c

Medium or Technique

Steatite, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads