Shell

Nubian
Napatan Period
712–690 B.C.


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

Dimensions

2.0 x 1.7 x .8 cm (13/16 x 11/16 x 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.12174

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

2 cowrie shells 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