Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11
2040–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5 pit E, debris

Dimensions

Length x width pendant: 2.5 x 1 cm (1 x 3/8 in.) Diameter and length cylinder bead: 0.5 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Diameter and length barrel bead: 0.5 x 0.6 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-208

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group contains one cylinder bead, one leaf-shaped pendant, two barrel beads and fokur ring beads attached together.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit E 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