Shell bead

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 617

Dimensions

Overall: 2.2 cm (7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3514

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One pierced univalve shell. [Entry says also twenty-two carnelian beads and one barrel bead.]

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 617. 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