Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 2501A

Dimensions

Bead: 1 x 1 cm (3/8 x 3/8 in.) Larger shell: 1.7 x 1.4 cm (11/16 x 9/16 in.) Smaller shell: 1.2 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-29

Medium or Technique

Faience, shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One faience flattened biconical bead and two shells pierced for suspension.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 2501, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition