Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.
Findspot: Egypt, Mesaid, Tomb 230, No. 23 (M/230/23)
Height x width: 3.6 x 3.7 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Roundish bivalve shell, pierced at the top for suspension.
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.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition