String of pierced shells

Egyptian
Predynastic Period, Naqada I
3850–3650 B.C.


Dimensions

Width x length: 2 x 15 cm (13/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1707

Medium or Technique

Mediterranean, Red Sea and land snail shells

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This string of pierced shells includes Mediterranean, Red Sea and land snail shells.

Provenance

Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe (with 03.1685) for 4 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accessioned on: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund