Shell pendant

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2061–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 42

Dimensions

Overall: 14.8 x 12.4 cm (5 13/16 x 4 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3626

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Large mother-of-pearl shell pierced with two holes.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 42. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition