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Beads

This group of beads contains: Fifty-nine silver ring beads (4.2 - .3 cm) fused together with some original string Approximately eight hundred faience ring beads (.3 cm) (Res 21 35) Two glass ball beads One faience pendant Sixteen faience ring beads (.4 cm) Ten tiny faience ring beads (.2 cm)...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51, pit A. 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, 2040–1060 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

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Accession Number

15-5-243.2

Medium or Technique

Faience, silver (?), glass, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads