Shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 7633, debris

Dimensions

Overall: 1.7 x 1.1 cm (11/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2330

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

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

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7633, debris. 1925: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition