Beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Small: about 0.4 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.) Medium: about 0.5 x 1.5 cm (3/16 x 9/16 in.) Large: about 0.4 x 2.7 cm (3/16 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-196a

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads is contained in three boxes as follows:
Box 1: 112 small cylinder beads
Box 2: 284 medium cylinder beads, including two that are broken and three fragments
Box 3: 180 large cylinder beads

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit D chamber 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.

Findspot Information: From El Bersha. [Excav. date] April 1915. Tomb 6d

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition