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Cylinder beads

Fourteen finely made short cylinder beads, blue-green to white in color. Twelve are strung, two are loose.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, tomb 5 pit D, chamber debris. 1915: 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, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1060 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el- Bersha, Egypt

Accession Number

21.917

Medium or Technique

Steatite or faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads