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Half of a shell earring

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 170

Dimensions

Length: 4.9 cm (1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1533

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Half of a shell earring; half of the pierced hole exists on the fragment.

Provenance

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.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition