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Ostrich egg shell

Small fragment of ostrich egg shell

Provenance

From Egypt, Deir el-Bersha, debris between Tombs 13 and 20. 1915: 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, Middle Kingdom,

Findspot

Deir el-Bersha, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 2.9 x 4 cm (1 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

15-5-444

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains