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[Cowrie] shell in silver sheeting. Illustration: Yes. Illustration scale: 1:1


  • ID
  • Department
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Classification
    Jewelry & adornment-Amulets and pendants
  • Findspot
    Pit G 7762 S, small body in coffin, right wrist and fingers on right hand
  • Material
  • Dimensions
    Length 1.25 cm
  • Credit Line
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts excavation number
    HUMFA_29-12-240f (3)
  • Cairo Special Register number
  • Date of Register Entry
  • Object owned by
    Egyptian Museum, Cairo
  • Notes
    Eight silver cowrie shells originally registered as HUMFA_29-12-240f (3); five in collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (unaccessioned), two in Egyptian Museum, Cairo (EMC_JE_56966 and EMC_JE_56968), location of eighth unknown.
  • Remarks
    Coffin and mummy (29-12-240) were removed from burial chamber on December 13 (see diary Vol.24.p.1000).

Tombs and Monuments 1

  • G 7762

    • Site Name Eastern Cemetery

Institutions 1