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String of shell beads

25 white and cream cowrie shells, strung. Good condition.

Provenance

From Egypt, Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. 1911: 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. Findspot Information: From Menkaura Pyramid Temple, Giza. G.M.T. / J'MK1 / LotD

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

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

Findspot

Giza, Egypt

Accession Number

11.1024

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads