Cowrie shell bead

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7600 Street debris, East of G 7650

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.2350

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One small cowrie shell bead, pierced lengthwise for suspension. The top has been broken off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7600 Street debris, East of G 7650. 1929 : 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