Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Debris between tombs 13 and 20

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 0.4 cm (1/2 x 1/8 in.) Largest fragment: 1.1 x 2.3 cm (7/16 x 7/8 in.) Shortest fragment: 0.3 x 0.9 cm (1/8 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-269

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One large cylinder bead with rounded end, five other cylinder beads and three fragments.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris between Tombs 13 and 20. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition