Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el Bersha, Grave 2501 A

Dimensions

Diameter carnelian ball beads: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.) Barrel bead length: 0.7 cm (1/4 in.) Diameter faience ball beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10555

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of nine beads contains two carnelian ball beads, one faceted carnelian cylinder bead, three faience barrel beads, and three faience ball beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, grave 2501 A. 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