Cowrie shells

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 1.1 x 1.6 cm (7/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

47.2069

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of five cowrie shell beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, 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