Cowrie shells

Nubian
Meroitic Period
A.D. 90–246


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. West), Pyramid 122A

Dimensions

2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-152

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Twenty-eight cowrie shells cut for stringing

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 122A. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition