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Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Hasan Room J

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 x 1.3 cm (11/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.971

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Eight cowrie shell beads, good condition.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, G.M.T., Hasan Room J. 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