Shell amulet

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 7-X

Dimensions

Height x width: 8.4 x 12.0 cm (3 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-217a

Medium or Technique

Pearl shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Amulets

Large pearl shell, pierced at hinge with two holes. Broken in peices.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 7-X. 1915 : 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