Shell bracelet

Egyptian
Predynastic Period
Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.


Dimensions

Depth x Diameter: 0.6 x 5.8 cm (1/4 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1688

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Bracelet cut from a single white shell. Slightly warped. See also objects: 03.1689-1692.

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 (03.1687-03.1692) for 6 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund