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Beads

This is a group of four white cylinder beads, one tiny shell fragment, one larger shell bored at one end, and one piece of debris (string ?).

Provenance

From Egypt, Nag el Hai (Qena), tomb K2118. 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), Egypt

Dimensions

Overall largest shell: 0.6 x 0.8 cm (1/4 x 5/16 in.) Other: cylinder bead length 0.9 cm (3/8 in.)

Accession Number

13.5145

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads