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Beads

This group of beads contains: One faience pendant One faience barrel bead Eight faience cylinder beads One amethst all bead One glazed steatite cylinder bead

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

Longest: 2 cm (13/16 in.) Shortest: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-258

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite, amethyst

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads