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Cylinder beads

Three glazed steatite cylinder beads and twenty-six faience cylinder beads (some broken).

Provenance

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.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Steatite: 0.4 mm, 1.6 gm (0.06 oz.) Faience: 0.4 x 2.6 cm (3/16 x 1 in.)

Accession Number

15-3-609

Medium or Technique

Steatite, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads