Cowrie shell

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, Dynasty 18 level, S553

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 1.6 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm (5/8 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24.2052.2

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

One split cowrie shell.

Provenance

From Semna, S553, Dynasty 18 level. 1924: 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