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Beads

a)12 conical beds, pointed at top b) 1 snail shell; c) 1 univalvular shell Semna 501

Provenance

From Semna 501. 1924: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Accession Number

24-2-288a-c

Medium or Technique

Shell and unspecified

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads