Bead in the shape of a stylized cowrie shell
Late Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh
Width x length: 1.1 x 2.2 cm (7/16 x 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Flat elliptical shape, clear carnelian; top grooved.
From Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 5, 1912)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition