String of melon beads
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12
Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51 A
Length x width: 60 cm (23 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This is a string of eighty-even melon beads, perhaps miitating seds or berries. There are scant traces of the original blue-green glaze in some of the bead grooves.
From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51 A. 1915: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition