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Cylinder bead

One cylinder bead

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 102. 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

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Diameter and length: 0.4 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-555

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads