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Beads and broad collar elements

This group of beads and broad collar elements contains: a) Two cylinder beads of glazed steatite (1.5 x .5 cm) b) seventeen faience cylinder beads (Longest: 1.9 x .3 cm) c) two faience triangular broad collar elements, pierced on both ends (2.9 x 1.3 cm) One faience ball bead (.6 cm diameter)...

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From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 12, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition



Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


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Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads