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Fragment of a cowrie girdle

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Fragment of girdle. 4 cowrie shells. One of the shells has a crack.

Provenance

From Aniba, object number 1508; No tomb number. Excavated by Georg Steindorff; assigned to Georg Steindorff by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Gift of George Steindorff

Nubian, C-Group, 2400–1550 B.C.

Findspot

Aniba, Nubia (Sudan)

Dimensions

Height x width x length: 0.6 x 2 x 11.5 cm (1/4 x 13/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

50.4077

Medium or Technique

Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads