Pierced shells

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 142, x

Dimensions

Width x length: 11.8 x 11.0 cm (4 5/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1401

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Jewelry / Adornment

One large piece, many smaller fragments. Large piece with five pierces.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 142, x. 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