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


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.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


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


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads