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, Lahun, Tomb of Sithathoryunet (BSA Tomb 8), Chamber E, box 1, Egypt Exploration Society excavations, 1914
Medium: Gold, carnelian, feldspar, pellets of copper-silver alloy
Dimensions: L. 84.3 cm (33 3/16 in.) L. (cowrie) 4.7 cm (1 7/8 in.)
Credit Line: Purchase, Rogers Fund and Henry Walters Gift, 1916
Accession Number: 16.1.5

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