Ring beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Overall: 0.4 x 0.2 cm (3/16 x 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-93i

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Seventy-four tiny ring beads. One of them is fused with another one. They are in varying shades of blue and green.

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 by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition