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Cowrie amulet

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One amulet shaped to resemble a cowrie shell and decorated with round, green spots.

Provenance

From Egypt, Zawiyet el-Aryan, Z/364 X. 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, Hellenistic Period (Ptolemaic dynasty)–Roman Imp, 332 B.C.–A.D. 337

Findspot

Zawiyet el-Aryan, Egypt

Dimensions

Other: 1.5 x 1.1 cm (9/16 x 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.2744

Medium or Technique

Faience

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Amulets