Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Cemetery G 7000 SW, N of pit VIII in trench 26

Dimensions

Overall: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2845

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of seven cowrie shell beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Cemetery G 7000 SW, N of pit VIII in trench 26. 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