Cowrie beads

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Shebitka
698–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), el-Kurru, Horse grave 211

Accession Number

19.2878

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Animal-related

Numerous cowrie beads and fragments.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, horse grave 211. 1919: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition