Gold cylinder bead

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna

Dimensions

Length: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

27.887

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Long cylinder with rows of gold nobs applied. Crushed.

[Alternate Text:]
The New Kingdom (1570-1070 B.C.) saw a great flowering of the jeweler’s art as improvements in the manufacture of faience (a quartz bodied ceramic) combined with the invention of glass-making to produce a dazzling variety of ornaments in new forms and colors.

Provenance

From Semna: S 560. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.
(Accession Date: March 3, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition