String of shell beads

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
before 3850–about 2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2029

Dimensions

Other: 19.7 cm (7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

12.1434

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of beads consists of 19 small speckled pierced univalve shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/2029. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition