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Shell pendant

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Roundish bivalve shell, pierced at the top for suspension.

Provenance

From Mesaid tomb 230, no. 23 [M/230/23]. 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

Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 3.6 x 3.7 cm (1 7/16 x 1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.34969

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Pendants