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Cylinder beads

Four complete and one fragmentary faience cylinder beads of varied lengths plus one steatite cylinder bead.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris in front of Tombs 4-5. 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, late Dynasty 11, 2040–1991 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Length of longest: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-545

Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads