Shells

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, St. 7500

Dimensions

Width x length: 1.4 x 1.8 cm (9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2439

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of twenty small cowrie shells. See 24-11-285. The backs of the shells have been cut off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, St 7500. 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