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Shell necklace

Fourteen sea shells; good condition. Twelve small shells strung together, plus one loose small shell and one loose cowrie.

Provenance

From Giza, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, room J2 (= sloping corridor 28). 1907: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. (Accession date: March 2, 1911)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Roman Imperial Period, 30 B.C.–A.D 364

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.993

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Necklaces, Neck Bands