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), chamber

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.3 x 1.2 cm (1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-185a

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Twelve cylinder beads with original fiber string.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 5, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition