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Cowrie shells

Twenty-eight cowrie shells cut for stringing

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. West) Pyr. 122A. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, A.D. 90–246

Findspot

Meroe (Beg. West), Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

2.8 cm (1 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

22-2-152

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment