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This is described in the Object Register as: a) four silver spacer beads L 3.4 - 2.5 b) cylinder beads of green faience encrusted with brown debris, some on the original stringing. c) string to one strip of the silver tie beads are attached to two short cords, knotted at other end. Similar cords...

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From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 26, 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.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


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Medium or Technique

Silver, faience, steatite, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads