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Beads

This group of beads contains eight cylinder beads, one ring bead, one triangular pendant with the tip broken, and one elliptical bead with ridges.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris between Tombs 13 and 20. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Largest cylinder bead: Length 2.3 cm x Diameter 0.3 cm Smallest cylinder bead: Length 1.1 cm x Diameter 0.3cm Pendant: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.8 cm Elliptical bead: Length 1.9 cm x Width 0.6 cm Ring bead: Diameter 0.5 cm

Accession Number

15-5-83

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads