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Cylinder bead with gold bands

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Carnelian cylinder bead decorated with three gold bands.

Provenance

From Semna: S 560. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 3, 1924)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2061–1783 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Semna, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length: 3.4 cm (1 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

27.886

Medium or Technique

Carnelian and gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads