Pierced shell

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 148, 1

Dimensions

Height x width: 9.5 x 9.0 cm (3 3/4 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1415

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Convex and pierced shell, fragmented, mud still attached.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 148, 1. 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