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The objects are divided into two boxes: Box 1 of 2: a) twenty-two faience cylinder beads of varying length and width; some have broken ends; one contains a tiny bit of original string b) forty-five beads: thirty-two barrel beads and one cylinder bead are strung on modern string; twelve loose...

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From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 8, pit A, chamber X debris. 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



Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


BOX 1: a) Long/thin bead:Diameter and length: 0.4 x 2.5 cm (3/16 x 1 in.) Diameter and length: 0.5 x 1.6 cm (3/16 x 5/8 in.) Smallest bead:Diameter and length: 0.3 x 0.8 cm (1/8 x 5/16 in.) b) Largest barrel bead: Diameter and length: 0.4 x 2 cm (3/16 x 13/16 in.) Smaller cylinder:Diameter and length: 0.3 x 1.3 cm (1/8 x 1/2 in.) c) Irregular bead: Diameter and length: 0.5 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) d) x bead: Overall: 0.8 x 0.7 x 0.3 cm (5/16 x 1/4 x 1/8 in.) e) Lotus shaped bead: Overall: 1 x 1 x 0.3 cm (3/8 x 3/8 x 1/8 in.) Box 2: Length of beads ranges from approximately 1.1 cm- 1.7 cm.

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Medium or Technique

Faience, bronze, copper?


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads