Cowrie amulet

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp
332 B.C.–A.D. 337


Findspot: Egypt, Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 364/X

Dimensions

Other: 1.5 x 1.1 cm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2744

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

One amulet shaped to resemble a cowrie shell and decorated with round, green spots.

Provenance

From Zawyet el-Aryan, Grave Z 364/X. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition