Earring

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 171

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1538

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

One shell earring.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 171. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition