Cylinder beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5 pit E chamber west side

Dimensions

Long: 0.4 x 2.4 cm (3/16 x 15/16 in.) Short: 0.4 x 0.7 cm (3/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-302g.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three hundred twenty-six cylinder beads of varying sizes. Should go with 21.10552 (reconstructed collar)

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 5, pit E, west side of chamber. 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