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Cylinder bead

One large carnelian cylinder bead, slightly chipped at both ends.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 837 [M/837]. 1913: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3771

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads