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Cowrie Shell Girdle of Sithathoryunet

Period: Middle Kingdom
Dynasty: Dynasty 12
Reign: reign of Senwosret II–Amenemhat III
Date: ca. 1887–1813 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt, Fayum Entrance Area, el-Lahun (Illahun, Kahun; Ptolemais Hormos), Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1, EES 1914
Medium: Gold, carnelian, feldspar, pellets of copper-silver alloy, cowrie shells
Dimensions: l. 84 cm (33 1/16 in)
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916
Accession Number: 16.1.5

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