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This is a shell with matter still clinging to it.

Provenance

Bahan. (ASN 17/48b). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition for the Archaeological Survey of Nubia; awarded to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Archaeological Survey of Nubia

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I, 3850–3650 B.C.

Findspot

Nubia, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 5.5 x 3 x 0.3 cm (2 3/16 x 1 3/16 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

17/48b

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains