16" Egyptian Cowrie shell with Carnelian bead necklace

16" Egyptian Cowrie shell with Carnelian bead necklace
Item# EG-S5703C
$178.50

Product Description

16" Egyptian Cowrie shell with Carnelian bead necklace

     The Cowrie shells were adapted from a belt that was worn by women in the Middle Kingdom (2040-1640 B.C.E.), and was found in a tomb at Abydos. The shells have amuletic significance.
Original image on left.

     24 Karat gold plate over pewter enhanced by Carnelian beads.  Approximately 16" (40cm) long.


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