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Cowrie shell

Nubian


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Semna, S553

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 1.3 x 0.85 x 0.5 cm (1/2 x 5/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24-3-474a

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

One split cowrie shell.

Provenance

From Semna, S553. 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