Beads

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


Object Place: Egypt, Deir el Bersha, Tomb 19B

Dimensions

Overall: 11 cm (4 5/16 in.) Amethyst: Largest 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Smallest 0.4cm Quartz ball: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Carnelian ball: Largest 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Smallest 0.2 cm

Accession Number

21.10557

Medium or Technique

Carnelian, amethyst, lapis-lazuli, crystal, shell, blue frit

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of five amethyst ball bead, one quartz rough ball bead, five carnelian ball beads, two carnelian bi-conical beads, two frit ball beads and one frit bi-conical bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el Bersha, Tomb 19 B.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition