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Cowrie shell beads

Five cowrie shell beads with silver sheeting. OR says there are eight shell beads. This object was taken by the Cairo museum, division of finds.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 77625, on top of large wooden anthropoid coffin; right hand. 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: 1.3 cm (1/2 in.)

Accession Number

29-12-240f3

Medium or Technique

Shell and Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads