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Beads

One faience flattened biconical bead and two shells pierced for suspension.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 2501, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston 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

Bead: 1 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.) Larger shell: 1.7 x 1.4 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.) Smaller shell: 1.2 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-29

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads