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Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 77625, on top of large wooden anthropoid c

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

29-12-240g2

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Six cowrie shell beads, some stained from contact with silver.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 77625, on top of large wooden anthropoid coffin; left hand. 19 : 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