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Shells, bead

a) 7 Cowrie shells, b) 1 blue ball bead, c) 1 green barrel bead

Provenance

From Semna 563. 1924:excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, New Kingdom, 1550–1070 B.C.

Accession Number

24-3-762a-c

Medium or Technique

Cowrie Shell, Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads