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Shell necklace

Egyptian
Roman Imperial Period
30 B.C.–A.D 364


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J2

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: .16 Length:

Accession Number

11.993

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Necklaces and neck bands

Fourteen sea shells; good condition. Twelve small shells strung together, plus one loose small shell and one loose cowrie.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J2 (= sloping corridor 28). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

(Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition