Half of a shell earring
about 2400–2050 B.C.
Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 170
Length: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
Half of a shell earring; half of the pierced hole exists on the fragment.
From Kerma, KN 170. 1916: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of the Sudan.
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition