Shell bracelet

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A white shell bracelet. The label says 'Neolithic 4812 Gebelein, Egypt'. Kemp states that shell bracelets were made from cutting a narrow ring from the base of a large gastropod (Conus) shell.


Needler, Winifred 1984. Predynastic and archaic Egypt in the Brooklyn Museum: with a reexamination of Henri de Morgan's excavations based on the material in the Brooklyn Museum initially studied by Walter Federn and a special zoological contribution on the ivory-handled knife from Abu Zaidan by C. S. Churcher. Wilbour Monographs 9. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum. [pp. 314–315 for further information and references]. Kemp, Barry J. 1967. Shell bracelets in Egypt. In McBurney, C. B. M. (ed.), The Haua Fteah (Cyrenaica) and the Stone Age of the south-east Mediterranean, 374-375. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

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