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Thirteen cowrie shell beads

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posted on 2021-10-26, 19:38 authored by Helena HamerowHelena Hamerow
Thirteen white beads8 of them cut from the ribbed portion of Cowrie shells5 apparently of shell or calcite, roughly globularOriginal Mayer card indicates that there were thirty-six beads, but only thirteen were preserved.

History

Grave ID

Kingston Down Grave Unk

Object ID

M6331

Catalogue Number

M 6331

Material

cowrie shell (Sonia Hawkes Material Notes; cowrie shell, calcite) (Antiquarian Material; N/A)

Complete Keyword List (Including Alternatives)

beads (Sonia Hawkes Keyword; beads) (Antiquarian Keyword; N/A)

Status

extant

Location

National Museums Liverpool

Collection

Mayer Collection

Category ID

bead

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