Shell

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, N of subsidiary Pyramid G I-A

Dimensions

Overall: 0.5 x 1.1 x 1.7 cm (3/16 x 7/16 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

24.2748

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This cowrie shell is similar to 24-11-285: pierced at each end, with strips cut off length.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, N of subsidiary Pyramid G I-A. 1924: 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