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Cowrie shells

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, N of pit G 7512 X

Dimensions

Largest: 1.8 x 2.1 cm (11/16 x 13/16 in.) Smallest: 1 x 1.9 cm (3/8 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.2217

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of six cowrie shell beads with the backs cut off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, N of pit G 7512 X. 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