Beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 4 pit A debris in chamber

Dimensions

Shortest cylinder bead length: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.) Longest cylinder bead length: 2.3 cm (7/8 in.) Pendant: 1.7 x 0.7 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 1/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-58

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Four cylinder beads and fragments of twenty others; one biconical pendant.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 4, pit A debris in chamber. 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