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Cowrie beads

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Seven hollow cowrie-shaped beads; pierced at both ends.

Provenance

From el-Kurru, dog grave Ku. 226.1919: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Sudan. (Accession date: January 7, 2005)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Napatan Period, Piye (Piankhy)–Tanwetamani, 743–653 B.C.

Object Place for Label

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Findspot

el-Kurru, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Length x depth: 2.4 x 0.5 cm (15/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

19.2894

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Tools & equipment, Animal-related