Barrel bead

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 5
2465–2323 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 0.8 cm (9/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.852

Medium or Technique

Quartz

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One large barrel bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Valley Temple. 1911: 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