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Cylinder beads

Twelve cylinder beads with original fiber string.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 10, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition, May 5, 1915; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt; 1921: received by MFA.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, late Dynasty 11 or early Dynasty, 2040–1783 B.C.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Diameter and length: 0.3 x 1.2 cm (1/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, original fiber string


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads