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Terminal for a necklace

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

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Jewelry, The Ancient World


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.


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