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Cylinder bead

One long cylinder bead of faded green color and with spiral decoration.


From Egypt, Giza, G 7691 A, debris of grave. 1928: excavated by the Harvard University–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, Old Kingdom, late Dynasty 6, 2323–2150 B.C.


Giza, Egypt


Overall: 2.9 x 0.4 cm (1 1/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Glazed faience


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads