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Shell bead

One pierced univalve shell. [Entry says also twenty-two carnelian beads and one barrel bead.]

Provenance

From Egypt, Naga el-Hai (Qena), tomb K 617. 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, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Naga el-Hai (Qena), Egypt

Accession Number

13.3514

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads