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Shell beads

2 cowrie shells, tops cut away

Provenance

From Semna, S521

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian,

Findspot

Semna

Dimensions

Overall: 1.5 x 2.1 cm (9/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.1979

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads