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Beads

This group of beads contains two steatite cylinder beads, one steatite barrel bead, three faience cylinder beads and one faience broad collar element which is pierced on both ends and has a broken tip.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, terrace deris west of Tomb 6. 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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Cylinder bead: 1.2 x 2 cm (1/2 x 13/16 in.) Barrel bead: 1 x 1.5 cm (3/8 x 9/16 in.) Broad collar element: 2.2 x 0.9 cm (7/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-142

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads