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Univalve shell

This univalve shell is pierced for stringing.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF167. 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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Accession Number

13.3702

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads