Beads from flail ?

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el Bersha, Tomb 13, Pit A debris

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 1.3 x 1.2 cm (1/2 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.10549

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three pierced drum-shaped conical beads. The diameter is wider at one end than the other. Possibly these beads are from a model flail.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 13, 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