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Shield shaped, deeply incised hatches (possibly inscription?), perforated laterally at center of back. Red-brown tortoise shell? Complete.

Provenance

1936, excavated at Rayy (Chal Turkhan, in present-day Iran), by the University Museum-M.F.A. Persian Expedition; 1939, assigned to the MFA as part of the division of excavated objects. (Accession Date: January 12, 1939)

Credit Line

University Museum—M. F. A. Persian Expedition

Near Eastern, Iranian, Prehistoric, before 4300 B.C.

Findspot

Rayy, Iran

Dimensions

Width x length x thickness: 1.7 x 2.3 x 0.7 cm (11/16 x 7/8 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

39.479

Medium or Technique

Tortoiseshell?

Not on View
Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants