Earrings

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 185X

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 5.6 x 4.2 x 0.4 cm (2 3/16 x 1 5/8 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1590

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Hair ornaments

Two hair ornments, one broken in half (but is missing the other half)

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 185X. 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