Beads and pendant fragments

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 8 pit A, chamber Y debris

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Diameter and length: 1.2 cm (1/2 in.) Diameter and length: 0.6 x 2 cm (1/4 x 13/16 in.) Diameter and length: 1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-394

Medium or Technique

Faience,steatite

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is an assortment of beads and pendant fragments.
Five cylinder beads, steatite. L 1.4-1.0 cm.
One barrel bead, steatite. L 1.2 cm.
Three barrel beads, blue faience. L 1.6-1.2 cm.
Five fragments of leaf-shaped pendants, faience. L 2.0-0.6 cm. (The Object Register lists only three fragments.)

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 8, pit A, chamber Y debris. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition