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String of shell beads

Egyptian
Byzantine (Coptic) Period


Findspot: Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K A960

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 cm length (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.3512

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of eight univalve pierced shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K A960. 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