Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Mastaba 2001 A

Dimensions

Ring bead: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Longest cylinder bead: 0.3 x 2.4 cm (1/8 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-5

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Seventy faience cylinder beads (some broken), one faience ring bead, and one steatite cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001A. 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