Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1060 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, Pit D, chamber debris

Dimensions

Overall: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.) Diameter: 0.8 mm (1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.916

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads consists of six long conical beads, and two non-joining fragments of the same type, suggesting there were two more of these beads. There is also one tiny ball bead. There is no mention of the ball bead in the Object Register.

Provenance

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 in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition