Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11
2040–1991 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of tombs 4-5

Dimensions

Length of longest: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-545

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Four complete and one fragmentary faience cylinder beads of varied lengths plus one steatite cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of Tombs 4-5. 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