Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51A

Dimensions

See description

Accession Number

15-5-243.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads contains:

369 long cylinder beads (3.7 - 1.9 cm)
100 black short cylinder beads
160 cylinder beads without glaze (2.6 - .6 cm)
One deep blue faience cylindrical fragment (.7 cm)
Several cylinder bead fragments

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition