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Beads and amulet

a) 7 split cowrie shells; b) 2 univalve conical shell beads

Provenance

From Semna 553; 1924 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

Egyptian, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18, 1550–1295 B.C.

Findspot

Semna, Sudan

Dimensions

Overall: (a)1.3 x 1.8 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.) Overall: (b)0.8 x 1.3 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

24-3-250a,b

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads