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Shell pendant: E.270.1932

Object information

Current Location: Gallery 20


Shell pendant




Pendant, with cartouche of Senwosret I

Measurements and weight

Height: 0.103 m
Length: 0.11 m

Relative size of this object

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1932) by Whyte, Edward Towry


Twelfth Dynasty
Middle Kingdom
-1956 BCE - -1911 BCE

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Identification numbers

Accession number: E.270.1932
Primary reference Number: 53001
Oldadmincategory: M
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 29 July 2016 Last processed: Monday 25 July 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Antiquities

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