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Tortoiseshell; one end round; the other pointed; riveted together with copper. Cuff shape.

Provenance

Said to be from Basilea. 1903: Purchased for the MFA at Qena, Egypt from Ghirgas by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1392-03.1394, 03.1470, 03.1683, 03.1698-13.1700) for £3. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, about 6000–3100 B.C.

Dimensions

Width x Depth: 2 x 6.2 cm (13/16 x 2 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1700

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets