String of shells

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, Mes/quarry

Dimensions

Length: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1314

Medium or Technique

Cowrie Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

String of twelve cowrie shells and one small striped spiral.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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.

Findspot Information: From Mesheikh, (quarry).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition