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Shell

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 155

Dimensions

1.9 cm (3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.12195

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

A cowrie shell with back cut off

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 155. 1921: Excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA by the government of Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition