This group of beads contains five faience cylinder beads, two glazed steatite cylinder beads in glazed steatite, twoglazed steatite barrel beads, and one fragment of blue lapis polished and grooved longitudally.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition
Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.
Deir el-Bersha, Egypt
Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) -faience beads Overall: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) - steatite beads Overall: 2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.) - lapis beads
Medium or Technique
Faience, steatite, lapis lazuli