Cylinder beads and gold foil

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 11–12
2140–1783 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 13 pit A, debris

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.4 x 1.2 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-432a.1

Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string, gold

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

122 blue cylinder beads, some of which are fastened together side by side on original string. Also, in a bag there are four fragments of barrel beads and a fragment of gold foil.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 13, pit A debris. 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