Ring beads and gold fragments

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11
2040–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5 pit E chamber west side

Dimensions

Beads: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.) Gold: 0.4 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-302g

Medium or Technique

Faience, gold, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two hundred twenty faience ring beads, some with original string inside, plus three small fragments of gold. Should go with 21.10552 (reconstructed collar).

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit E, west side of chamber. 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