Shell

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 79, 1

Dimensions

Diameter: 9.3 cm (3 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1133

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Pendants

Circular shell with two piercings at rim.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma, KN 79, 1. 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