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Cylinder beads and wire

This group contains: a) Eighty-seven white, light green and blue-green faience cylinder beads of varying lengths and diameters (Longest: 4.5 cm; shortest .9 cm) c) One tiny straight piece of bronze wire (1.5 cm long). Also found with "c" were one faience ring bead and four short steatite...

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From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 2, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

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

Steatite, faience, bronze


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads