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Shell pendant

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Bivalve shell pierced at top for suspension.

Provenance

Mesaid (Mesa'eed) tomb 16 [M/16/20]. 1910: 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.

Findspot

Mesaid, Egypt

Dimensions

3.6 x 3.6 cm

Accession Number

M/16/20

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants