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Cowrie shell

Cowrie Shell. Housed with 12.1336

Provenance

From Mesheikh. Mes / 2022. Excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period,

Accession Number

12.1336

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads