Shell

Nubian
Early Kerma
about 2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 166

Dimensions

Length: 14.5 cm (5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1499

Medium or Technique

Shell (Charonia sequenziac)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

A large spiral shell.

Provenance

From Kerma, KN 166. 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