Armbands

Nubian
Second Intermediate Period
1640–1550 B.C.


Dimensions

Height x length x thickness: 2.2 x 14.5 x 0.3 cm (7/8 x 5 11/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1694

Medium or Technique

Shell (Mother-of-pearl)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Armbands six (6) composed of rectangular plaques and fragments. These narrow and thin plaques are pierced at both ends and strung on a single cord.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group ( 03.1693-03.1696) for £2. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund.
(Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund