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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Egyptian
Title:String of Cowrie Shells
Date Made:1782-1570 BCE (Dynasties 13-17, Second Intermediate Period)
Type:Adornment
Materials:Cowrie shells
Place Made:Africa; Egypt; Abydos
Accession Number:  MH 1911.25c.A.M
Credit Line:Gift of the Egypt Exploration Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Twenty one cowrie shells, loosely strung together in a closed loop. Backs of shells are cut away. (ivory colored shells with longitudinal slit opening)

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; jewelry; fashion; costume

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