|Antiquities - Near East|
|Origin:||Baluchistan region, Hellenistic period (Seleucid Empire), 4th-1st century B.C.|
Near East - Persian shell bracelet A shell bangle carved from a section of tridacna (clam) shell from the Persian Gulf, the exterior surface with a series of finely incised scenes including winged horses and a bird in flight. An incised dotted circle motif has been used by the carver to embellish the spaces between and surrounding the figural scenes, which are separated by vertical lines. The designs show influences of both Achaemenid and Hellenistic art.