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This bangle bracelet, along with several others found with it, was cut from a single white shell. See also 03.1688-1692.


Said to be from Naqada. 1903: purchased for the MFA from Mohamed Mohassib, Luxor, Egypt by Albert M. Lythgoe as part of a group (03.1687-03.1692) for 6 shillings. Acquired with funds from the Emily Esther Sears Fund. (Accession Date: January 1, 1903)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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


Depth x Diameter: 0.6 x 5.8 cm (1/4 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets