Yellow shell

Egyptian
Second Intermediate Period, Dynasty 14–17
1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Abydos, Tomb D62

Dimensions

Height x width: 5 x 2.4 cm (1 15/16 x 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.7440

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

This yellow bivalve shell is possibly Tridachnia.

Provenance

From Abydos, tomb D 62. 1901: excavated by William Matthew Flinders Petrie for the Egypt Exploration Fund, assigned to the Egypt Exploration Fund in the division of finds by the government of Egypt, received by the MFA through subscription to the Egypt Exploration Fund.
(Accession Date: August 1, 1901)

Credit Line

Egypt Exploration Fund by subscription