Beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 6, pit A, chamber Y debris

Dimensions

Steatite bead length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Barrel bead length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Faience cylinder bead length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-111

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One steatite cylinder bead, one faience cylinder bead, and one faience barrel bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit A, chamber Y debris. 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