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Shell object

Nubian
Classic Kerma
about 1700–1550 B.C.


Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Kerma, Tumulus IV, 433

Accession Number

S14-1-59

Medium or Technique

Ostrich shell

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Function unknown

Circular, slightly concave object; possibly a horn protector?

Provenance

From Kerma, tumulus IV, 433. 1914: 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