Eight cowrie shells

Nubian
Meroitic Period
203–186 B.C.


Object Place: Sudan, Meroë, North Africa, Begarawiyeh, Pyramid N. 8A

Dimensions

1.6 cm (5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.12458.3

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

b. is missing…
c. fragments of eight cowrie shells, decayed and incomplete. [unlocated 4-2003]

Provenance

From Nubia, Sudan, Meroe Beg., N.8. 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