Beads

Egyptian
Predynastic to Early Dynastic Period, Dynasty 0–2
3100–2649 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Kafr Ghattati, tomb 2

Dimensions

Overall: 2 cm length of longest cylinder (13/16 in.) Other: 1.6 cm length of shortest cylinder (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2559

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two broken cylinder beads of a deep color carnelian.

Provenance

From Egypt, Kafr Ghattati 2 [K.G.2] tomb 2.1924: 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition