Shell fragment

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 56-x

Dimensions

Height x width x thickness: 4.3 x 2.0 x 0.4 cm (1 11/16 x 13/16 x 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

16-4-1068

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

Jewelry, The Ancient World

Classifications

Beads

One half of a pierced shell ornament.

Provenance

From Nubia (Sudan) Kerma, KN 56-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