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Beads

Three small pierced univalve shells, one of which is broken.

Provenance

From Egypt, Nag el Hai (Qena), tomb K2062. 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

Nag el Hai (Qena)

Dimensions

Length and width of largest shell: 1.3 x 1.5 cm (1/2 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

13.5143

Medium or Technique

shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads