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This group of beads contains forty cylinder beads (one with a much larger diameter than the others) and one pear-shaped pendant (flat on one side and pierced on both ends) of blue faience as well as one small flat fragment of bronze.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6 debris. 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, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Length x width pendant: 2.1 x 1.9 cm (13/16 x 3/4 in.) Length x width bronze: 1.1 x 1 cm (7/16 x 3/8 in.) Length x width thick bead: 1.3 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.) Length average cylinder bead: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, bronze


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads