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Cowrie shell beads

Eleven cowrie shell beads, two stained from contact with silver. OR says there are twelve beads, and three that were stained. This object was taken by the Cairo museum in the division of finds.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 77625, on top of large wooden anthropoid coffin; left 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: 1.8 cm (11/16 in.)

Accession Number

29-12-240h1

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads