Cowrie beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street east of mastaba G 7070, in debris

Dimensions

Height x length x thickness: 1.2 x 1.7 x 0.5 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-14

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two cowrie shell beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street east of mastaba G 7070, in debris. 1926: 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