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Cylinder bead

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, M 837

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.3771

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One large carnelian cylinder bead, slightly chipped at both ends.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 837 [M/837]. 1913: 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