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Beads

This group of beads contains three cylinder beads and one barrel bead. The barrel bead and smallest cylinder bead each have remnants of the original fiber string.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit B chamber Y 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.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Longest bead length: 1.9 cm (3/4 in.) Shortest bead length: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-88

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads