Hair Ornament

Shell hair ornament

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 7-X

Dimensions

Height x length x width: 3.9 x 1.9 x 0.4 cm (1 9/16 x 3/4 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.5428

Medium or Technique

Conch shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma: KN 7-X. 1915 : excavated by the Harvard University-Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.
(Accession date: Jue 28, 2013)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition