Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Debris between tombs 13 and 20

Dimensions

Longest: 2 cm (13/16 in.) Shortest: 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-258

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite, amethyst

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains:
One faience pendant
One faience barrel bead
Eight faience cylinder beads
One amethst all bead
One glazed steatite cylinder bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris between Tombs 13 and 20. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition