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Beads

Twenty-nine cowrie shells, split.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Tomb W 567. [Excav. date] March 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, 712–653 B.C.

Object Place

Beg., Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

1.35 cm (9/16 in.)

Accession Number

23-3-366

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads