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Cylinder beads

This group of beads contains twenty-two cylinder beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Tomb 6, pit D chamber debris. 1915: Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From El Bersha. [Excav. date] April 1915. Tomb 6d

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, 1991–1783 B.C.

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Longest cylinder bead: 4.6 cm (1 13/16 in.) Shortest cylinder bead: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-4-196c

Medium or Technique

Steatite

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads