Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1060 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51A

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

15-5-243.2

Medium or Technique

Faience, silver (?), glass, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains:
Fifty-nine silver ring beads (4.2 - .3 cm) fused together with some original string
Approximately eight hundred faience ring beads (.3 cm) (Res 21 35)
Two glass ball beads
One faience pendant
Sixteen faience ring beads (.4 cm)
Ten tiny faience ring beads (.2 cm) (Res 21 36)
Four garnet ring beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51, pit A. 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