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Cylinder beads

This group of beads contains: 369 long cylinder beads (3.7 - 1.9 cm) 100 black short cylinder beads 160 cylinder beads without glaze (2.6 - .6 cm) One deep blue faience cylindrical fragment (.7 cm) Several cylinder bead fragments

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 51, pit A. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University-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

See description

Accession Number

15-5-243.1

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads