Shell pendant

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 16

Dimensions

3.6 x 3.6 cm

Accession Number

M/16/20

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Bivalve shell pierced at top for suspension.

Provenance

Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 16 [M/16/20].
1910: 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