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Shells

This is a group of twenty small cowrie shells. See 24-11-285. The backs of the shells have been cut off.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza, St 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

Width x length: 1.4 x 1.8 cm (9/16 x 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

25.2439

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads