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String of shells

Egyptian
Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Menkaura Temple

Dimensions

Overall: 2.7 cm (1 1/16 in.) Legnth of string

Accession Number

11.3063

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Three strung shells in good condition.

Provenance

From Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. G.M.T. / J' / Lot D / M Kl: 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