Shell earring

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 95-X

Dimensions

Diameter x thickness: 4.2 x 0.3 cm (1 5/8 x 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1230

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Earrings, flares, plugs, studs

Shell earring, broken in half.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 95-X. 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