String of beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5, pit D

Dimensions

Overall: 27.5cm (10 13/16in.) Largest: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.) Smallest: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.10553

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string consists of twenty-three glazed steatite biconical beads, graduated in size, with one ring bead at each end.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition