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Bivalve shells

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 187

Dimensions

Single shell: 2 x 3.4 cm (13/16 x 1 5/16 in.) Matching shells: 1.2 x 2.7 cm (1/2 x 1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.6054

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

This is a group of three fragments of bivalve shells, two of which join.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 187.1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition