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Shell bracelet fragments in good condition, and four chunks of malachite and one small shell. These items represent the remaining objects in Field Number 13-3-436 that were not incorporated into string of beads accessioned as 13.3742.


From Mesaid tomb 915 [M/915]. 1913: Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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


Mesaid, Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Shell and malachite


The Ancient World


Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets