Beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of tomb 3

Dimensions

Largest cylinder bead: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.) Ball bead: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-540

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Sixteen cylinder bead and one flattened ball bead. Two have traces of the original string inside.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of Tomb 3. 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