Shell necklace

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesheikh, MES/2000

Dimensions

Length: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1259

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Fifty-three black and white shell discs; ten large cowrie shells.

Provenance

From Mesheikh, MES/2000. 1912: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition