Univalve shell

Egyptian
Middle Kingdom
2040–1640 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Sheikh Farag, SF 167

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.) - length of shell

Accession Number

13.3702

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This univalve shell is pierced for stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF167. 1913: 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