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Beads

This group of beads contains thirty-nine ball beads, one barrel bead, two flattened barrel beads, many ring beads (some of which are stuck together and some of which are on the original twisted string) and debris.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha ?, found in drawer with jewelry from Deir el-Bersha. 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

Accession Number

21.16710

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads