Fragment of a flint bracelet



Accession Number
AB29
Current Location
House of Life (first floor), Predynastic case
Object Type
Jewellery, Bracelet/bangle
Periods
Predynastic Period to Early Dynastic Period
Material
Stone/minerals (Flint)
Provenance
Egypt
Number of Elements
1

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Description

This is part of a fine flint bracelet, probably dating from the Predynastic Period to the Third Dynasty. A similar bracelet of the First Dynasty was found at Buto (Schmidt 1992). Such pieces are known from several sites and seem to be restricted to the Early Dynastic Period. A workshop of these artefacts is said to have been located in Wadi el-Sheikh. This item was a gift from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Bibliography

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] Schmidt, Klaus 1992. Tell el-Fara'in / Buto and el-Tell el-Iswid (south): the lithic industries from the Chalcolithic to the early Old Kingdom. In Brink, Edwin C. M. van den (ed.), The Nile Delta in transition: 4th - 3rd millennium BC. Proceedings of the seminar held in Cairo, 21–24 October 1990, at the Netherlands Institute of Archaeology and Arabic Studies, 31–41. Tel Aviv: E. C. M. van den Brink.