Pendant

Near Eastern, Iranian
Prehistoric
before 4300 B.C.


Findspot: Iran, Rayy, Plot F-7, refuse, SE corner, D of excavation 3.25

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 1.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm (11/16 x 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.479

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell?

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Shield shaped, deeply incised hatches (possibly inscription?), perforated laterally at center of back. Red-brown tortoise shell? Complete.

Provenance

1936, excavated at Rayy (Chal Turkhan, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1939, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition