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Shell bead

Egyptian
New Kingdom to Late Period
1550–325 B.C.


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Ave G 1, debris N of subsidiary Pyramid G I-b

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2500

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One unpierced cowrie shell bead.

Provenance

From Giza, Egypt, Ave G 1, debris N of subsidiary Pyramid G I-b. 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