Cylinder bead

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 1234 B, chamber

Dimensions

2.1 cm (13/16 in.) length

Accession Number

37.1329

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One cylinder bead with a very large boring.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 1234 B, chamber. 1934: 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