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Cowrie shells

This is a group of nine cowrie shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Debris S of grave G 7100 SW I (G 7100 SW 1). 1927: 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: 1.2 x 1.6 cm (1/2 x 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

27.1606

Medium or Technique

Cowrie shells

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads