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Spacer bead

A five strand spacer bead. One side is smooth while the other side looks like cylinder beads joined together. The Object Register calls it a quintuple cylinder bead.


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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Beads