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Cylinder beads

Four cylinder beads in blue-glazed faience.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit B debris. 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,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Shortest length: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.) Longest length: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-46

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads