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Shell bracelets

Rectangular plaques for armbands. Bored at both ends for stringing. Type a) Pearly white shell plaques 18 total, measuring 2.1 L x 1.4 W Type b) Pearly white shell plaques 12 total, measuring 2.5 L x 1.3 W Type c) Pearly white shell plaques 34 total, measuring 2.0 L x 1.0 W Type d) Narrow and...

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Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group ( 03.1693-03.1696) for £2. (Accession date: January 1, 1903).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Nubian (Pan-Grave), Pan-Grave Period, 1640–1550 B.C.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell, (mother-of-pearl)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets