Earrings

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 82X

Dimensions

Diameter: 3.7 cm (1 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1147

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Pair of earrings. (In two boxes) Semi-circular shell with smaller semi-circle cut out, pierced.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 82X. 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