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Bead

One ring bead of white shell.

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2124. 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

Egyptian,

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5146

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads