Shell beads or pendants

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, tomb 190

Accession Number

M/190/12

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

3 shells; 2 snail type shells, 1 sea shell.

Provenance

From Mesaid (Mesa'eed) grave 190. 1910: 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