Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, N of mastaba G 7512

Dimensions

Overall: 1.6 x 1.2 cm (5/8 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

25.2390

Medium or Technique

Shell, leather

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of five cowrie shell beads threaded together on original leather or fiber strands. Housed together with 25.2391 and 25.2392.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, N of mastaba G 7512. 1925: 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