Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Clam shell

Period:
Second Intermediate Period–Early New Kingdom
Dynasty:
Dynasty 17–Early Dynasty 18
Date:
ca. 1635–1458 B.C.
Geography:
From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, Asasif, Courtyard CC 41, Tomb R 3, Burial C 4, In coffin, MMA excavations, 1915–16
Medium:
Freshwater pearl mussel
Dimensions:
L. 11 cm (4 5/16 in.)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1916
Accession Number:
16.10.306
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 114
Museum excavations, 1915–16. Acquired by the Museum in the division of finds, 1916.

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