University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: E9195
Current Location: Collections storage
Provenience: Egypt
Locus: E 108
Period: Middle Kingdom
Twelfth Dynasty
Date Made: 1938-1759 BC
Early Date: -1938
Late Date: -1759
Iconography:Cowrie Shell
Length: 25.4cm
Width: 1.59cm
Depth: 0.95cm
Credit Line:Distribution from the Egyptian Research Account, 1900
Other NumberAES 1886 - Other Number


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.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Searching for Ancient Egypt: (1997 - 1997)View Objects in Exhibition
Magnificent Objects (06 May 2004 - Mar 2005)View Objects in Exhibition


[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. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 47, fig13View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Book] Silverman, David P. 1997. Searching for Ancient Egypt: Art, Architecture and Artifacts from the University of Pennsylvania Museum. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: 196-97View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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