Cowrie shell beads
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg.), W231
0.5 x 1.1 x 1.6 cm (3/16 x 7/16 x 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
22cowrie shells,backs cut off,two very large size
From Meroe, W 231 January, 1923: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition