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Egyptian


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .022 D. .009 TH.

Accession Number

72.4684

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Shell; smooth surface; high polish; shades from white to brown; convolutions show on lower side.

Provenance

By 1836: Robert Hay Collection, Linplum, Scotland; 1863: to his son, Robert James Alexander Hay; 1868-1872: Way Collection, Boston (purchased by Samuel A. Way through London dealers Rollin and Feuardent, 27 Haymarket); 1872: given to the MFA by Samuel's son, C. Granville Way.

Credit Line

Hay Collection—Gift of C. Granville Way