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Shell

This is a single small pierced shell, cream-colored with black markings.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 191. 1913: 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. Findspot Information: From Sheikh Farag. S.F. / 191

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, 2040–1640 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3899

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment