Bracelets(?)

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I
3850–3650 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia, Egypt, Khor Bahan, Cemetery 17, Grave 48

Dimensions

Overall (largest): 1 x 0.2 x 8.8 cm (3/8 x 1/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

17/48

Medium or Technique

Tortoise shell(?)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

41 fragments of semicircular shell bracelets(?) of varying sizes. Many are narrowed to a broad point at one end, perhaps indicating these were tortoise ribs.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASn 17/48). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia