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String cowrie shells

Egyptian
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6–10
2323–2040 B.C.


Dimensions

Other: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

12.1433

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Cowrie shell, sides ground off.

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 136 / B. 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