Shell pendant

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


Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 230, No. 23 (M/230/23)

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.6 x 3.7 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34969

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Roundish bivalve shell, pierced at the top for suspension.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 230, no. 23 [M/230/23]. 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