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Ring beads and gold fragments

Two hundred twenty faience ring beads, some with original string inside, plus three small fragments of gold. Should go with 21.10552 (reconstructed collar).


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit E, west side of chamber. 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, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Gold: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, gold, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads