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Broad collar element and beads

Seven short cylindrical beads strung on a string and one separate leaf-shaped broad collar element

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

Leaf element: Length 2.0 cm x Width 0.8 cm Bead: Length 0.3 cm x Diameter 0.3 cm

Accession Number

15-5-193

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads