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Beads

One steatite cylinder bead, one faience cylinder bead, and one faience barrel bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit A, 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

Steatite bead length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Barrel bead length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Faience cylinder bead length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-111

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads