Pierced shell

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 153, 2

Dimensions

Diameter: 13.0 cm (5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1446

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

Pierced shell–large clam shell with two holes at top for stringing.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 153, 2. 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