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Cowrie shell bead

One small cowrie shell bead, pierced lengthwise for suspension. The top has been broken off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7600 Street debris, East of G 7650. 1929 : excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian,

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.4 x 1.9 cm (9/16 x 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

29.2350

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads