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Necklace, part only

Six brown and white striped cowrie shells, several small faience discs and two rough carnelian flat pendants.


From Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 2025. 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–b (Gerzean) 3650–3300 B.C.

Object Place for Label


Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell, faience, and carnelian


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands