Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7634

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.4 x 1.6 cm (9/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

25.2336

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of twenty small cowrie shell beads with backs cut off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7634. 1925: 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