Beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, Pit A debris

Dimensions

Longest cylinder bead length: 2.6 cm (1 in.) Longest leaf length: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.) Largest fragment length: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-522

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group contains eighteen beads and two fragments, including: fifteen cylinder beads (one broken); three roughly shaped leaf elements for a broad collar, each pierced at both ends; one large and one small faience fragment.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 19, pit A 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