String of cowrie shaped beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, GMT / N. W. corner / burial

Dimensions

Overall : 0.8 x 1.1 cm (5/16 x 7/16 in.): one bead

Accession Number

11.3119

Medium or Technique

Faience

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a string of sixteen beads shaped like cowrie shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza. GMT / N. W. corner / burial. 1911: 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