String of shells
Predynastic, Badarian Period
Findspot: Egypt, el-Mustagidda, Tomb 3003
Length of string: 47.5 cm (18 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Necklace of many small Nerita shells strung with three larger univalve shells.
From Egypt, El-Mustagidda, tomb 3003. 1928-29, excavated by the British Museum Expedition to Egypt; given to the British Museum by the government of Egypt; 1955: acquired by the MFA by exchange with the British Museum.
By exchange with The British Museum