Shell pendant with cartouche of Senwosret I

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I
1971–1926 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 5

Dimensions

Length: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3532

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

This is a large mother-of-pearl shell with two holes on one edge. It is incised with a cartouche of Senwosret I.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
(Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition