Bronze shells

Nubian
Meroitic Period
90–50 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid XVIII

Dimensions

1.3 x 2.5 x 1.2 cm (1/2 x 1 x 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

22-1-592e

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Three model shells.

Provenance

From Meroe, Beg. West, Pyramid XVIII, January 1922: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition