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Cylinder beads

Two faience cylinder beads, one glazed steatite cylinder bead, and one fragment of bronze.


From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, mastaba 2001A. 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.


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt


Faience cylinder bead: 0.3 x 1.1 cm (1/8 x 7/16 in.) Steatite cylinder bead: 0.4 x 1.3 cm (3/16 x 1/2 in.) Bronze fragment: 1.7 x 1 cm (11/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Faience, steatite, bronze


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads