Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Mastaba 2001 A

Dimensions

Faience cylinder bead: 0.3 x 1.1 cm (1/8 x 7/16 in.) Steatite cylinder bead: 0.4 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Bronze fragment: 1.7 x 1 cm (11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-21

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite, bronze

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two faience cylinder beads, one glazed steatite cylinder bead, and one fragment of bronze.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001A. 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