Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1060 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el- Bersha, tomb 5 pit D, chamber debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 cm (11/16 in.) Diameter: 0.7 mm

Accession Number

21.917

Medium or Technique

Steatite or faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Fourteen finely made short cylinder beads, blue-green to white in color. Twelve are strung, two are loose.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5 pit D, chamber debris. 1915: 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