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Beads

10 large shell ring beads and 1 barrel bead; shells ground down flat and circular like buttons.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe (with 03.1707) for 4 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accessioned on: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period,

Findspot

Said to be from Naqada, Egypt

Accession Number

03.1685

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads