Shell pendant

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, SF 218

Dimensions

Length: 8 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3806

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

This large mother-of-pearl shell is pierced with two holes. It is an avicula (meleagrina) margaritacea shell.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 218. 1913: 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.

Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F.218

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition