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Shell of a bivalve, possibly a mussel.

Provenance

From Mesaid, tomb 155? [see notes]. M/155? 1910: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt. (Accession Date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 8 x 3.3 x 0.7 cm (3 1/8 x 1 5/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.284

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains