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Beads

Large cowrie shell with back cut away

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 140, 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 40 B.C.–A.D. 40

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.7 x 1.7 x 0.6 cm (1 1/16 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-530a

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads