Cowrie shells

Nubian


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

Dimensions

Length x width x thickness: 1.7 x 1.2 x 0.5 cm (11/16 x 1/2 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

24-3-356d

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

Two split cowrie shells.

Provenance

From Semna, S553, Dynasty XII 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