Beads and broad collar elements

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 12A

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

15-4-392a-c

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads and broad collar elements contains:
a) Two cylinder beads of glazed steatite (1.5 x .5 cm)
b) seventeen faience cylinder beads (Longest: 1.9 x .3 cm)
c) two faience triangular broad collar elements, pierced on both ends (2.9 x 1.3 cm)
One faience ball bead (.6 cm diameter) and one chunk of broken faience (1.6 x .9 cm) are also present.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 12, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition