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Anklet: comprising a 'Cowrie' shell, a 'Natica' shell and three 'Conus' shells.
Length: 3.30 centimetres (cowrie shell)
Length: 3.30 centimetres (largest conus shell)
- Curator's comments
- The cowrie shell is referred to by Petrie as 'Cypraea' in W. M. F. Petrie, ‘Amulets’ (London, 1914), pl.XIV, 107; also referred to as 'Cypraea' in G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 29.
Also from this burial: necklace (1929,1015,186).
G. Brunton, ‘Mostagedda and the Tasian Culture’ (London, 1937), 38; pl.XXII, 36 (only three shells shown); Grave register, pl.VIII;
A. Wilkinson, 'Ancient Egyptian Jewellery' (London, 1971), 81.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Egypt and Sudan
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