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Shell necklace

String of cowrie shells and a faience scaraboid.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 2511. 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, New Kingdom,

Accession Number

12.1417

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands