Cylinder beads

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


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

Dimensions

Largest: 2 cm (13/16 in) Smallest: 0.6 cm (1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-93g

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of 118 cylinder beads. Four of these beads have original fiber string still attached. Some of the loose beads 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