Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, pit 20A debris

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

15-5-524

Medium or Technique

Faience, carnelian, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains the following:
Sixty-eight cylinder beads of various lengths
Fourteen bright blue small cylinder beads (1.5 x .3 cm)
One large glazed steatite striated cylinder bead (3.5 x .8 cm)
One carnelian barrel bead (.5 x .3 cm)
One tiny faience vall bead
One small glaxed steatite cylinder bead (1 x .4 cm)

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 20, pit A debris. 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