Beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Nag el Hai (Qena), tomb K 2114

Dimensions

Overall cowrie: 1.8 x 3.1 cm (11/16 x 1 1/4 in.) Other univalve: 1.2 x 1.4 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5144

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of five shells, one which is a large unpierced cowrie, broken in one small area, and the other four which are smaller univalve shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Nag el Hai (Qena), tomb K 2114.1913: 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