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String of shells

Necklace of many small Nerita shells strung with three larger univalve shells.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

By exchange with The British Museum

Egyptian, Predynastic, Badarian Period, 4500–3800 B.C.

Object Place for Label

Findspot

el-Mustagidda, Egypt

Accession Number

55.64

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads