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Cylinder beads and gold foil

122 blue cylinder beads, some of which are fastened together side by side on original string. Also, in a bag there are four fragments of barrel beads and a fragment of gold foil.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 13, pit A debris. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–12, 2140–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.4 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-432a.1

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string, gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads