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Univalve shells

This is a group of six medium and seven small univalve shells.

Provenance

From Egypt, Giza debris E of mastaba G 7690, N of Roman [grave G 7000] SE XLI (G 7000 SE 41).1928: 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

Overall: 0.8 x 1.2 cm (5/16 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

28.1418

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets