Cylinder bead

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


Findspot: Egypt, Kafr Ghattati, tomb 8

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 0.8 cm (11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2566

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One broken cylinder bead with approximately 3/4 preserved.

Provenance

From Egypt, Kafr Ghattati tomb 8 [K.G. 8]. 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