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Shell beads

This is a group of seven cowrie shell beads.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, G 7000 SW, Pit 8.1925: 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

Thickness x Length x Height: 0.6 x 2 x 1.4 cm (1/4 x 13/16 x 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2880

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads