Beads and broad collar elements
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B
Medium or Technique
Silver, faience, steatite, original fiber string
Not On View
This is described in the Object Register as:
a) four silver spacer beads L 3.4 - 2.5
b) cylinder beads of green faience encrusted with brown debris, some on the original stringing.
c) string to one strip of the silver tie beads are attached to two short cords, knotted at other end. Similar cords are attached to the green cylindrical beads
d) blue faience cylinder beads L 2.0 - 1.5.
e) four barrel beads in blue faience L 1.2 - 1.0 Dia 0.6.
f) green faience cylinder bead L 1.0;
g) two green glazed steatite cylinder beads L 1.5 and 1.4.
h) one large faience leaf shaped broad collar element pierced at both ends; two other non-joining fragments, L of complete bead is 1.9 cm.
From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 26, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition