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Cowrie shell beads

This is a group of four cowrie shell beads with fragments of original thread included. Probably same necklace as 26-2-189.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7156, debris. 1926 : 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: 1.1 x 1.2 cm (7/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

26-2-192

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads