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Shell fragments

Nubian
Early Kerma
2400–2050 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, KN 11-debris

Dimensions

height x width (of largest fragment): 5.85 x 9.2 cm (2 5/16 x 3 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

15-2-239b

Medium or Technique

Pearl shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Three fragments of a pierced pearl shell.

Provenance

From Nubia, Kerma. KN 11-debris. 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