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String of twelve cowrie shells and one small striped spiral.

Provenance

From Egypt, Mesheikh. 1912: excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt. Findspot Information: From Mesheikh, (quarry).

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition

Egyptian, Predynastic Period, Naqada I–III, 3850–2960 B.C.

Findspot

Mesheikh, Egypt

Dimensions

Length: 15 cm (5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

12.1314

Medium or Technique

Cowrie Shell

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment, Beads