Girdle with Silver Cowrie Shells

Period: Late Middle Kingdom–Second Intermediate Period
Dynasty: Dynasty 12, late–17
Date: ca. 1850–1550 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Upper Egypt, Thebes, MMA Cemetery 800, Tomb MMA 840, pit in portico, MMA excavations, 1912–13
Medium: Silver rich in gold (electrum) over plaster, carnelian, amethyst
Dimensions: L. 66 cm (26 in.); L. of shells: 2.5 cm (1 in.)
Credit Line: Rogers Fund and Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1913
Accession Number: 13.180.11

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