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Beads

This group of beads contains the following: Sixty-eight cylinder beads of various lengths Fourteen bright blue small cylinder beads (1.5 x .3 cm) One large glazed steatite striated cylinder bead (3.5 x .8 cm) One carnelian barrel bead (.5 x .3 cm) One tiny faience vall bead One small glaxed...

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Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 20, pit A debris. 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

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Accession Number

15-5-524

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads