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Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian
Old Kingdom
2625–2500 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 1110 A

Dimensions

Overall: 2 cm (13/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.2065.2

Medium or Technique

Cowrie shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Five cowrie shell beads, top cut off.

Provenance

From Giza, G1110A, 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