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This necklace is composed of six leaf shaped broad collar elements of blue glazed faience, bored at both ends. They are separated by fifteen steatite cylinder beads. Each leaf shaped bead is three-sided and has a scored chevron pattern on the top two sides. There is no information on how this...

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From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit D, chamber debris. 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,


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Leaf beads: 1.3 x 2.9 cm (1/2 x 1 1/8 in.) Cylinder beads: length 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Steatite and faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads