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Shell bead

One cowrie shell with the back split off.

Provenance

From Giza, Street G 7500. 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

Length x Width: 1.4 x 1 cm (9/16 x 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

25-2-896

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads