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Shell bead

One unpierced cowrie shell bead.

Provenance

From Giza, Egypt, Ave G 1, debris N of subsidiary Pyramid G I-b. 1924: 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, New Kingdom to Late Period, 1550–325 B.C.

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 1.3 x 1.8 x 0.7 cm (1/2 x 11/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

24.2500

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads