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Shell

One shell, unpierced.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 136 / A. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10, 2323–2040 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Accession Number

12.1392

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains