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Armbands six (6) composed of rectangular plaques and fragments. These narrow and thin plaques are pierced at both ends and strung on a single cord.


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. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Nubian, Second Intermediate Period, 1640–1550 B.C.


Depth x Length: 2.2 x 2.5 x 0.3 x 14.5 cm (7/8 x 1 x 1/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell (Mother-of-pearl)


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets