Broad collar elements

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, Pit D, chamber debris.

Dimensions

Overall: 2.8 x 1.9 cm (1 1/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.919

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of four leaf shaped broad collar elements of blue glazed faience, with holes at both ends for stringing. The beads are 3-sided, and are scored on top with a chevron pattern.
The original accession card states that there were originally ten leaf shaped elements for this accession number. Six appear to have been used to create necklace 15-4-93a.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition