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Shell bead

One cowrie shell bead with the back cut off.

Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7100 debris. 1926: excavated by the Harvard University–Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Egypt.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Late Period, 760–332 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Length x width: 1.6 x 1.1 cm (5/8 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

26-3-103

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads