Beads and shells

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 239

Dimensions

Smallest bead: 0.8 cm (5/16 in.) Shells: 1.1 cm (7/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-10-335

Medium or Technique

Faience, amethyst, shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This group of beads and shells consists of:
b) one amethyst ball bead
c) one faience ball bead
e) three univalve shells, one of which is pierced twice, two of which are pierced once.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 239. 1923: 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