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String of shell beads

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


Findspot: Egypt, Giza

Dimensions

Overall: 45.4 cm (17 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1024

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

25 white and cream cowrie shells, strung. Good condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. 1911: 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.

Findspot Information: From Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. G.M.T. / J'MK1 / LotD

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition