These electrum beads are shaped like cowrie shells and may have formed part of a girdle. The beads are hollow and contain metalic pellets, which would have rattled as the wearer moved. E9191 shares photo.
Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account
Current & Past Exhibitions:
Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)
Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005)
[Article] Wegner, Jennifer H. 2014. Hidden Treasures: Abydos in the Basement. Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 56 (1): 42-51. : Page/Fig./Plate: 47, fig13
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. : Page/Fig./Plate: 196-97
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