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Bracelets

Bracelet of eight cowrie shells on woolen cord, perfect preservation. From Giza.

Provenance

From Giza, GMT room J1 (=pillared hall 27), south of pillar 3. 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date, March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.983

Medium or Technique

Shell and wool

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Bracelets, Armlets