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Beads

This group of beads contains elements of a broad collar. There are six complete and one broken large arrowhead-shaped beads and six smaller arrowhead-shaped beads. The smaller ones have a central rib and a scored chevron pattern. All have loops at each end.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit D chamber 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. Findspot Information: From El Bersha. [Excav. date] April 1915. Tomb 6d

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Large: 3.1 cm (1 1/4 in.) Small: 2.4 cm (15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-196b

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads