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Shell fragments

Nubian
Napatan Period, reign of Taharqa
690–664 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid XXXVI, stairs

Dimensions

Length (largest frag.): 14.7 cm (5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

17-2-1845

Medium or Technique

Shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Organic remains

Large fragment of a shell and several smaller fragments.

Provenance

From Nuri, pyramid 36 (tomb of Atakhebasken), stairs. 1917: excavated by the Harvard University-Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition