String of beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
1991–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, 51A

Dimensions

Overall: 19.3 cm (7 5/8 in.) Bead: 0.3 cm (1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.463

Medium or Technique

Garnet

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of seventy -four tiny garnet ring and ball beads graduated in size.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, 51A. May 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