Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7777

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.8 cm (9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

28-4-55

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Nine cowrie shell beads with the backs split off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7777.1928: 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