Shell

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7510 V

Dimensions

Overall: 1.2 x 1.7 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2342

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of nine cowrie shells with the backs cut off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7510 V. 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