String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5E

Dimensions

Overall length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.) Glass cylinder: 0.1 cm (1/16 in.) Cylinder bead: 0.5 cm (3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.915

Medium or Technique

Carnelian glass

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads is comprised of thirteen carnelian ring beads, twenty-seven green glass ring beads and three green glass cylinders

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pits D and E. 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