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Shell, fragment

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: 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 Mesheikh. Mes / 136 / A

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

12.1394

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment