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Terminal for a necklace

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B

Dimensions

3.6 x 8.6 x .6 cm (1 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-740

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Blue faience, perfect condition, for seven-stringed necklace or collar. The item has one extra small hole out of alignment with the others as drawn. The field number is fairly worn off. The terminal has been strung with cylinder beads and stylized beetle pendants on the bottom row.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit B. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 21, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition