Bead in the shape of a stylized cowrie shell

Egyptian
Late Old Kingdom or First Intermediate Period, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.1 x 2.2 cm (7/16 x 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1273

Medium or Technique

Carnelian

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Flat elliptical shape, clear carnelian; top grooved.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition