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Ring beads

Seventy-four tiny ring beads. One of them is fused with another one. They are in varying shades of blue and green.

Provenance

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 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

Overall: 0.4 x 0.2 cm (3/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-93i

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads