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Gold cowrie bead

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Gold bead in the form of a cowrie shell. Borings through each end.

Provenance

Findspot Information: From Meroe, Tomb W 832. [Exped. date] 1923

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Nubian, Meroitic Period, 270 B.C.–A.D. 320

Findspot

Meroe, Nubia, Sudan

Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Length: 0.017 W. 0.009

Accession Number

23.395

Medium or Technique

Gold

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads