String of beads
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5, pit D
Overall: 27.5cm (10 13/16in.) Largest: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Smallest: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This string consists of twenty-three glazed steatite biconical beads, graduated in size, with one ring bead at each end.
From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5, pit D, chamber debris. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition