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Beads from a broad collar

OP.1.15-5-741 consists of beads and bead fragments. The box contains approximately 200 cylinder beads, many are chipped and broken; fifty-five of these beads are strung together on modern thread, the rest are loose. Tag in box reads " 15-5-741? Bersheh,...

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From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B debris. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 1, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


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Medium or Technique

Faience, linen, resin, plaster, nut(?)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads