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Broad collar elements

This is a group of four leaf shaped broad collar elements of blue glazed faience, with holes at both ends for stringing. The beads are 3-sided, and are scored on top with a chevron pattern. The original accession card states that there were originally ten leaf shaped elements for this accession...

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From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom,


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads