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Shell bracelets

Nubian (Pan-Grave)
Pan-Grave Period
1640–1550 B.C.


Dimensions

See Description field. Overall: average 1 x 2 cm (3/8 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1696

Medium or Technique

Shell, (mother-of-pearl)

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Bracelets and armlets

Rectangular plaques for armbands. Bored at both ends for stringing.
Type a) Pearly white shell plaques 18 total, measuring 2.1 L x 1.4 W
Type b) Pearly white shell plaques 12 total, measuring 2.5 L x 1.3 W
Type c) Pearly white shell plaques 34 total, measuring 2.0 L x 1.0 W
Type d) Narrow and thin brown shell beads 57 total, measuring 2.2 L x 0.5 W
Type e) 12 ring beads dia.0.5. Note in box questions if they are actually part of 03.1696

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 ( 03.1693-03.1696) for £2. (Accession date: January 1, 1903).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund