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Cowrie shells

Two cowrie shells with backs taken off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Street G 7000. 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: 1.3 x 1.7 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-1-1117

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads