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Shell pendant with cartouche of Senwosret I

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This is a large mother-of-pearl shell with two holes on one edge. It is incised with a cartouche of Senwosret I.

Provenance

From Egypt, Sheikh Farag SF 5. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: December 4, 1913)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Middle Kingdom, Dynasty 12, reign of Senwosret I, 1971–1926 B.C.

Findspot

Sheikh Farag, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 9.5 cm (3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

13.3532

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants