Shell

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–690 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Meroe (Beg. South), Grave 157

Dimensions

2.0 x 1.4 x 0.7 cm (13/16 x 9/16 x 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.12159

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Cowrie shell with back cut off

Provenance

From Meroe (Beg. South) Grave 157. 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