Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7156, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 1.2 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

26-2-192

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of four cowrie shell beads with fragments of original thread included. Probably same necklace as 26-2-189.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7156, debris. 1926 : 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