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Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Beads

About 500 shell ring beads and a few blue-green faience ring beads.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group ( 03.1693-03.1696) for £2. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Nubian (Pan-Grave), Pan-Grave Period,

Accession Number

03.1693

Medium or Technique

Shell, faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads