Cowrie shell beads

Nubian
Napatan Period
664–542B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), West 734

Dimensions

1.1 x 0.5 x 1.8 cm (7/16 x 3/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-M-706

Medium or Technique

Cowrie shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

11 split cowrie shells

Provenance

From Beg. West 734, 1923: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition