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Jewelry elements

10 cylindrical faience beads. 4 fragments of copper strip. 1 cylindrical bead of carnelian. Fragment of curved object- green faience. 1 round, brown seed. Copper strips now in 6 pieces. Rest of field number not present.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 13, 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.

Object Place for Label

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, copper, carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads