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Necklace

Shell, carnelian and hard stone discs and fluted cylinders.

Provenance

From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2118. 1912–13, excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada IIa–III (Gerzean) 3650–3300 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Accession Number

13.3523

Medium or Technique

Shell, carnelian, and hard stone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands