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Shell

This is a group of nine cowrie shells with the backs cut off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, Pit G 7510 V. 1925: 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 1.7 cm (1/2 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2342

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads