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This string of beads is comprised of thirteen carnelian ring beads, twenty-seven green glass ring beads and three green glass cylinders


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pits D and E. 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, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Overall length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.) Glass cylinder: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Cylinder bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Carnelian glass


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads