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Cowrie shell beads

Egyptian


Findspot: Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, debris

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 1 x 1.5 x 0.5 cm (3/8 x 9/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2244

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

This is a group of two pierced cowrie shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7500, debris. 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