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Beads (?)

Thrity-six date pits (?) with holes bored through them, badly eaten by insects.

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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.8 x 2 cm (5/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-589

Medium or Technique

Date pit

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads