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Shell fragments

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 1-3

Dimensions

Diameter: 14.0 cm (5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-197

Medium or Technique

Pearl shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Half a shell with three holes (broken in pieces).

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 1-3. 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