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Pierced shell ornament

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom


Findspot: Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, Debris between tombs 13 and 20

Dimensions

Overall: 3.4 x 3.9 cm (1 5/16 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-194

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Small shell, hole through top.

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris between Tombs 13 and 20. 1915: 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