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

03.1689

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

This bangle bracelet, along with several others found with it, was cut from a single white shell. See also 03.1688-1692.

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