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Beads

Seventy faience cylinder beads (some broken), one faience ring bead, and one steatite cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001A. 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, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Ring bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Longest cylinder bead: 0.3 x 2.4 cm (1/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-5

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads