String of shell beads
before 3850–about 2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2029
Other: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This string of beads consists of 19 small speckled pierced univalve shells.
From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2029. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition