Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty
2040–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, shaft A (Djehutynakht)

Dimensions

Cylinder beads Larger: Length 1.8 cm x Diameter 0.3 cm Smaller: Length 1.1 cm x Diameter 0.3 cm

Accession Number

15-5-113

Medium or Technique

Faience, textile

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

There are two cylindrical blue faience beads, one piece of broken green faience, and four small textile fragments (original description listed only two textile fragments).

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 4, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition