Seashell

Near Eastern, Iranian, Hissar
Chalcolithic
before 4300 B.C.


Findspot: Iran, Rayy (Hissar I-A)

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: .040 D. .021

Accession Number

39.450

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archaeological materials

This large, oval, pinkinsh-yellow shell is perforated at one end.

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