Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, Pit D, chamber debris

Dimensions

Largest: 1.5 cm (9/16 in.); Smallest: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-93e

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Fifteen cylinder beads in various sizes, some are broken.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit D, chamber debris. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition