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Cowrie shell

Egyptian
Predynastic Period


Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

12.1336

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cowrie Shell.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 2022. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition