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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).

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15-4-302g

Medium or Technique

Faience, gold, original fiber string

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads