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Cylinder bead

Egyptian
Late Period
664–332 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Tell Nabasha, Body A, Tomb 23

Dimensions

Overall: 2 cm (13/16 in.) length

Accession Number

87.671.7

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cylinder bead made of a variegated orange stone; chipped on one end.One of sixty beads from the wrappings of a single mummy. (Body A, Tomb 23).

Provenance

From Tell Nabasha, Tomb 23, body A. 1886, excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the EEF by the Egyptian government; presented to the MFA at EEF fifth annual general meeting; sent over June 1, 1887. (Accession date: January 1, 1887)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription